Achieving sequential therapy in advanced gastric cancer: the importance of appropriate patient management for the elderly and/or those with ascites

AbstractTreatment options for patients with advanced gastric cancer (AGC) are limited. One approach to improving survival in patients with AGC is to optimize the available agents via sequential therapy. However, clinical trial reports of first-line chemotherapy indicate that elderly patients and patients with massive ascites are less likely to receive subsequent lines of therapy. In addition, clinical trials of second- and third-line chemotherapy generally exclude these two patient populations because they are likely to have poor performance status and additional issues that are difficult to manage. Good patient management is likely to be key to the successful use of sequential therapy in these two patient populations by minimizing adverse effects to allow patients to derive benefit from the additional treatment. This narrative review summarizes the available information on AGC treatment and patient management in elderly patients and patients with massive ascites. The available data suggest that elderly patients benefit from chemotherapy; however, monitoring toxicity is essential to avoid chemotherapy-related toxicities. Important aspects of patient management for elderly patients include symptom monitoring, nutritional support, and fall prevention. The available data for patients with massive ascites show limited success for a range of treatment approaches, including systemic chemotherapy. The management of ascites is also challenging, with no clear guidance on the preferred...
Source: Gastric Cancer - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

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Source: Revista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Rev Esp Enferm Dig Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Randomized Control Trials Source Type: research
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Source: Biomacromolecules - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Biomacromolecules Source Type: research
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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Poster abstracts Source Type: research
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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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