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Gulf J Oncolog. 2012 Jul;(12):11-6.

Gastric Cancer: a retrospective analysis from AIIMS, New Delhi.

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  • 1Department of Radiation Oncology, Dr RMLIMS, Lucknow-226010, Uttar Pradesh, India.


Carcinoma of stomach is the leading cause of cancer related death in the last century worldwide. However in many parts of the world, the incidence has gradually decreased due to changes in food habit and the environment. The proximal gastric and gastro-esophageal junction (GE junction) cancer has markedly increased in the last three decades. The only proven curative treatment is surgery, but due to high recurrence rate, efforts are still going on regarding better systemic and regional adjuvant therapies. The present study is a retrospective analysis of all the post-operative (post-op) cases of carcinoma stomach and the GE junction being registered and treated in our department from June 1995 to February 2008. The total number (no.) of patients (pts) were 69 (54 stomach, 15 GE junction), males 49, females 20, KPS 50-90 (median 80), length of the lesion was <5cm in 28 pts, transmural infiltration along with serosa involvement was found in 40 pts. Histologically, adenocarcinoma was detected in 61 pts and metastatic spread in 50 pts. Thirty-six pts had surgery in another center prior to registration. Forty-nine pts had subtotal gastrectomy, while lymph nodes dissection was done in 64 pts. Chemo-radiotherapy (CRT) was given in 49 pts, and 54 pts received >30 Gy dose of radiation. Macdonald's regimen was used in 49 pts. Treatment compliance was found in 53 pts, but only 05 pts were hospitalized for supportive management. Pts were followed up from 01-69 months (median 12 months) and the recurrence was found in 13 pts (median 14 months). The multimodality intervention is better treatment option in the management of carcinoma of stomach.

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