Gastric Cancer: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines

Published in 2016 – Ann Oncol (2016) 27 (suppl 5): v38-v49

Authors: E. C. Smyth, M. Verheij, W. Allum, D. Cunningham, A. Cervantes and D. Arnold

Almost one million (951 600) new cases of gastric cancer were diagnosed globally in 2012, resulting in ∼723 100 deaths. Patients in Asian countries are frequently diagnosed with gastric cancer at an earlier stage than in non-Asian countries. These updated ESMO guidelines diagnosis, staging and risk assessment, treatment planning and management of local/locoregional and advanced/metastatic disease, as well as personalised medicine and targeted therapy and follow-up and long-term implications.

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