The Current Status of Chemotherapy for Gastric Cancer in Japan with Special Emphasis on Mitomycin C

  • Y. Koyama
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research / Fortschritte der Krebsforschung / Progrès dans les recherches sur le cancer book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 63)

Abstract

The current status of the chemotherapy of gastric cancer in our country is divided into three parts. First is the chemotherapy in advanced cases; second, an adjuvant chemotherapy to surgery; and third, an adjuvant chemotherapy to radiotherapy. Adjuvant chemotherapy to radiotherapy has only been started very recently; radiotherapy is performed under laparotomy followed by chemotherapy. Sometimes, chemotherapy is performed before laparotomy and irradiation. Since the current clinical data on adjuvant chemotherapy to radiotherapy is limited, it will not be presented here.

Keywords

Adenocarcinoma Cyclophosphamide Prednisolone Cytosine Mitomycin 

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