Molecular Markers Of The Progression Of Intestinal Metaplasia To Gastric Cancer

Grant number: 454584 | Funding period: 2007 - 2009

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Abstract

Gastric cancer (GC) is the second most common cause of cancer-related death globally. It is a surgically treatable disease that has good prognosis if detected at an early stage. The majority of patients in our community are detected at a late stage, where less than 20% of patients survive 5 years. The majority of GC is preceded by distinct histological stages that follow a progression from gastric mucosal inflammation, intestinal metaplasia (IM) and eventually cancer. These stages are characterised by genetic events that are largely unknown and occur over a period that can take years. It is also evident, especially in countries where GC is not as prevalent, that only a proportion of individu..

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