Journal article

Worldwide Practice in Gastric Cancer Surgery: A 6-Year Update

Emma C Gertsen, Hylke JF Brenkman, Leonie Haverkamp, Matthew Read, Jelle P Ruurda, Richard van Hillegersberg

DIGESTIVE SURGERY | KARGER | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to evaluate the current status of gastric cancer surgery worldwide and update the changes compared to a previous survey in 2014. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was sent to surgical members of the International Gastric Cancer Association, pilot centers of the World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus, and the Australian and New Zealand Gastric and Oesophageal Surgeons Association in addition to participants of the 2019 International Gastric Cancer and European Society for Diseases of the Esophagus congresses. Topics addressed included hospital volume, staging, perioperative treatment, surgical approach, anastomotic techniqu..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the International Gastric Cancer Association (IGCA), expert members of the pilot centers involved in the World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus (OESO)-Stanford Platform, and the Australian and New Zealand Gastric and Oesophageal Surgeons Association (ANZGOSA) for sending out the invitations. The authors greatly appreciate the cooperation of the individual respondents. M.R. is the recipient of the senior lecturer fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.