Cancers, Vol. 12, Pages 158: Stage IV Gastric Cancer: The Surgical Perspective of the Italian Research Group on Gastric Cancer

Conclusions: Our data show that the possibility of effective care also exists for Western patients with stage IV gastric cancer.
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In conclusion, conversion surgery showed a durable OS even in patients with initially metastatic gastric cancer when R0 resection was achieved after chemotherapy.
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The FOLFOX6 regimen and DCF regimen as NACT combined with radical gastrectomy have curative effects in treating locally advanced gastric cancer, preferable clinical response rate and disease control rate can be obtained, and the adverse reactions of the chemotherapy are tolerable. The patients receiving the FOLFOX6 regimen show a better tolerance, manifesting that the FOLFOX6 regimen is safer, which is worthy of clinical popularization. PMID: 31786868 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of B.U.ON. - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J BUON Source Type: research
This article reviews the current state of conversion surgery for unresectable stage IV GC.
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Introduction: People with metastatic gastric cancer (GC) have a poor prognosis. The study aims to investigate the efficacy of multi-modality treatment for patients with metastatic GC.Methods: We retrospectively identified 267 patients with stage IV gastric cancer who were treated with systemic chemotherapy: 114 received multi-modality treatments, 153 received systematic chemotherapy alone. The survival of these two groups was compared by log rank test, the independent prognostic factors were investigated using univariate and multivariate analyses.Results: The median survival of metastatic GC patients who received multi-mod...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This study aimed to evaluate survival benefit of palliative gastrectomy plus chemotherapy (PG+C) for metastatic gastric SRCC.MethodsWe obtained data on gastric cancer patients between 2010 and 2015 from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. Statistical methods includedχ2 tests, Kaplan ‐Meier curves, COX models, propensity score matching (PSM) and subgroup analysis.ResultsAmong 27  240 gastric cancer patients included, 4638 (17.03%) were SRCC patients. The proportion of patients with younger age, female gender, poorly differentiated grade and M1 stage was higher in SRCC than in NOS (P 
Source: Cancer Medicine - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
ConclusionConversion therapy might be a promising treatment for P0CY1 type 4 and large type 3 gastric cancer patients. Re-SL was useful for selecting candidates for R0 resection.
Source: Gastric Cancer - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
This study aimed to explore the diagnostic and prognostic value of digital rectal examination (DRE) in GC.Methods: 247 GC patients with PM confirmed by operation were included. The diagnostic yield of DRE compared with computed tomography (CT) was calculated. In another group of 1330 cases receiving radical gastrectomy, 38 cases with DRE (+) postoperatively were analyzed to identify risk factors. A nomogram was constructed to predict postoperative DRE (+).Results: The specificity, positive predictive value and positive likelihood ratio of DRE in diagnosis of PM was 99.8%, 91.2% and 58.4, higher than CT (97.6%, 64.9% and 10...
Source: Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Gastric cancer is one of the main causes of cancer-related death in Colombia as most of the patients are diagnosed at an advanced stage, when prognosis is poor. Treatment patterns are highly heterogeneous. Second-line treatments were mostly initiated with paclitaxel, capecitabine, irinotecan or cisplatin. PMID: 31066594 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Medical Economics - Category: Health Management Tags: J Med Econ Source Type: research
ConclusionsGC patients with limited peritoneal metastases can benefit from CRS  + HIPEC. Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy could be an effective method of adjuvant treatment of GC with a high risk of intraperitoneal progression. No long‐term survival may be expected after palliative approach to HIPEC.
Source: Cancer Medicine - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
ConclusionsPalliative gastrectomy may improve survival in patients with incurable gastric cancer who show emergent symptoms and who are unfit for chemotherapy.
Source: World Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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