The characteristics and prognostic value of signet ring cell histology in gastric cancer: A retrospective cohort study of 2199 consecutive patients

@inproceedings{Lu2016TheCA,
  title={The characteristics and prognostic value of signet ring cell histology in gastric cancer: A retrospective cohort study of 2199 consecutive patients},
  author={Ming Lu and Zuyao Yang and Qi Feng and Mei Yu and Yuelun Zhang and Chen Mao and Lin Shen and Jin-Ling Tang},
  booktitle={Medicine},
  year={2016}
}
Although signet ring cell cancer (SRCC) has long been regarded as an adverse prognostic factor of gastric cancer, the findings of existing studies on this issue are inconsistent. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 2199 consecutive patients with gastric cancer treated in a tertiary cancer hospital in Beijing, China, 1994 to 2013. The characteristics of SRCC and non-SRCC were compared. The prognostic effects of SRCC and other important clinicopathological factors on overall survival… CONTINUE READING
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