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Well-recognized experts in the field of gastric cancer discussed during the 12th European Society Medical Oncology (ESMO)/World Congress Gastrointestinal Cancer (WCGIC) in Barcelona many important and controversial topics on the diagnosis and management of patients with gastric cancer. This article summarizes the recommendations and expert opinion on gastric cancer. It discusses and reflects on the regional differences in the incidence and care of gastric cancer, the definition of gastro-esophageal junction and its implication for treatment strategies and presents the latest recommendations in the staging and treatment of primary and metastatic gastric cancer. Recognition is given to the need for larger and well-designed clinical trials to answer many open questions.

Original publication

DOI

10.1093/annonc/mdr284

Type

Journal article

Journal

Ann Oncol

Publication Date

06/2011

Volume

22 Suppl 5

Pages

v1 - v9

Keywords

Genetic Predisposition to Disease, Humans, Neoplasm Metastasis, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Prognosis, Risk Factors, Stomach Neoplasms, Survival Rate