Gastric cancer: Early detection of disease, relapse and prediction of extent of diasease

Grant number: 288714


Gastric cancer (GC) is the second commonest cause of cancer in the world. The mainstay of treatment for GC is surgical resection, but despite improvements in surgical interventions the mortality rate remains high. The 5 year survival rate of GC is about 30% over 5 years. Accurate staging is fundamental to the management of GC and current investigations are inadequate. It has become possible to measure the activity of thousands of genes to identify those genes that predict whether a patient will survive or succumb to their disease. We propose to use gene expression profiling to predict the risk of recurrence of gastric cancer in patients. We will examine over 270 tumours and use an independen..

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