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Management of Gastric Cancer

  • Paul H. Sugarbaker

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 55)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Barry M. Shmookler, Melissa K. Buick
    Pages 17-39
  3. John D. Mellinger, Jeffrey L. Ponsky
    Pages 51-68
  4. Joan Vidal-Jove, Paul H. Sugarbaker
    Pages 69-90
  5. Minh Van Nguyen, Gary M. Clark, David Mascorro, Daniel D.Von Hoff
    Pages 133-142
  6. Frederick O. Stephens
    Pages 161-170
  7. E. Moreno González
    Pages 171-204
  8. Roger F. Anderson Jr., Judy L. Chin, Kin-Sing Au, Juliana Simmons
    Pages 247-264
  9. Wansik Yu, Paul H. Sugarbaker
    Pages 265-275
  10. Jae-Gahb Park, Adi F. Gazdar, Yong-II Kim, Byung-Ihn Choi, In-Sung Song, Noe-Kyeong Kim et al.
    Pages 285-305
  11. Shigeru Fujimoto, Junji Kasanuki, Sho Yoshida, Katsuji Okui
    Pages 307-324
  12. Han J. Bonenkamp, Mitsuru Sasako, Gerardus H. M. Kampschöer, Cornelis J. H. van de Velde
    Pages 339-356
  13. K. R. Aigner, F. Benthin, H. Müller
    Pages 357-362
  14. Hansjochen Wilke, Peter Preusser, Ulrich Fink, Wolf Achterrath, Han-Joachim Mayer, Michael Stahl et al.
    Pages 363-373
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 375-387

About this book

Introduction

Gastric cancer has been one of the great malignant scourges affecting man­ kind for as long as medical records have been kept. Until operative resection pioneered by Bilroth and others became available, no effective treatment was feasible and death from cancer was virtually inevitable. Even with resection by total gastrectomy, the chances of tumor eradication remained small. Over recent years, however, the situation has been changing. Some changes have resulted from better understanding of the disease, early detec­ tion, and better management techniques with applied clinical research, but the reasons for other changes are poorly understood. For example, the incidence of gastric cancer is decreasing, especially in westernized societies, where it has fallen from one of the most common cancers to no longer being in the top five causes of cancer death. Still it remains the number one killer of adult males in Japan and Korea. Whether the reduced incidence in western societies is a result of dietary changes or methods of food preservation, or some other reason, is as yet uncertain. Improvements in outcome have been reported from mass screening and early detection; more refined techniques of establishing early diagnosis, tumor type, and tumor extent; more radical surgical resection; and resection at earlier stages of disease.

Keywords

Staging carcinoma endoscopy gastric cancer pathology radiology screening tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul H. Sugarbaker
    • 1
  1. 1.The Cancer InstituteWashington Hospital CenterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-3882-0
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6731-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-3882-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-3042
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