Gastric Cancer

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 907–907 | Cite as

Nishi Memorial Award in Gastric Cancer


The Japanese Gastric Cancer Association (JGCA) established the “Nishi Memorial Award in Gastric Cancer” to commend high-quality papers published in Gastric Cancer. In each volume of the Journal, three articles are selected by the Editorial Committee, and the JGCA awards 100,000 Japanese yen to the first authors.

For volume 21, the following articles were selected.

A non-randomized confirmatory trial of an expanded indication for endoscopic submucosal dissection for intestinal-type gastric cancer (cT1a): the Japan Clinical Oncology Group study (JCOG0607).

Endoscopic submucosal dissection for early gastric cancer meeting the expanded criteria for intestinal-type gastric cancer (cT1a) was an effective and safe procedure, and should be considered as a standard treatment.

Gastric Cancer 2018;21:114–123.

Long-term oncologic outcomes of robotic gastrectomy for gastric cancer compared with laparoscopic gastrectomy.

Comparison of robotic gastrectomy for gastric cancer with laparoscopic gastrectomy revealed similar long-term outcomes. Robotic application as a minimally invasive gastrectomy may be an oncologically safe alternative.

Gastric cancer 2018;21:285–295.

Application of artificial intelligence using a convolutional neural network for detecting gastric cancer in endoscopic images.

We successfully developed a convolutional neural network-based diagnostic system for detecting gastric cancer. It can quickly process numerous endoscopic images with a clinically relevant diagnostic ability.

Gastric Cancer 2018;21:653–660.


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