Journal article

Chemotherapy and radiotherapy in the management of gastric cancer

T Leong

CURRENT OPINION IN GASTROENTEROLOGY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2005

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The treatment of locally advanced gastric cancer remains a major challenge. After decades of investigation that have yielded little improvement in survival rates, several important studies have recently emerged that provide renewed optimism for future research endeavors. This article reviews the important advances over the past several years in the use of chemotherapy and radiotherapy for gastric cancer. RECENT FINDINGS: As a result of the Intergroup trial, adjuvant chemoradiotherapy after operation has emerged as a new standard of care for patients who have undergone resection for carcinoma of the stomach. Strategies currently being tested to build on the Intergroup resul..

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