Neoadjuvant Systemic Chemotherapy for Advanced Gastric Cancer with Noncurative Clinical Factors

  • Atsushi Nashimoto
  • Hiroshi Yabusaki
  • Juei Sasaki
  • Otsuo Tanaka
  • Mitsuhiro Tsutsui
  • Yoshiaki Tsuchiya


The recent results of treatment of advanced gastric cancer have improved owing to the progress of surgical procedures. The effects of extensive resection and systematic lymphadenectomy have reached their limit in survival benefit [1], however, gastric cancer remains a leading cause of death in Japan. An analysis of prognostic factors clearly shows that the parameters associated with poor survival in patients with gastric cancer are distant metastases, lymph node metastases, and incomplete surgical resection [2, 3, 4, 5].


Gastric Cancer Clin Oncol Median Survival Time Advanced Gastric Cancer Paraaortic Lymph Node 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Atsushi Nashimoto
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Yabusaki
    • 1
  • Juei Sasaki
    • 1
  • Otsuo Tanaka
    • 1
  • Mitsuhiro Tsutsui
    • 1
  • Yoshiaki Tsuchiya
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of SurgeryNiigata Cancer Center HospitalNiigataJapan

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