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World J Gastroenterol. 2014 May 21;20(19):5672-8. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i19.5672.

Treatment of early gastric cancer in the Western World.

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Elfriede Bollschweiler, Felix Berlth, Christoph Baltin, Stefan Mönig, Arnulf H Hölscher, Department of General, Visceral and Cancer Surgery, University of Cologne, 50937 Cologne, Germany.

Abstract

The incidence rate of gastric cancer is much higher in Asia than in the Western industrial nations. According to the different screening programs in Japan and Korea about fifty percent of treated patients had an early tumor stage. In contrast, European and American patients with gastric cancer had an advanced tumor stage. Therefore, the experience for the various therapeutic options for gastric cancer may be different between these regions. In this review we tried to point out the treatment modalities in Western industrial countries for early gastric cancer.

KEYWORDS:

Diagnosis; Early cancer; Epidemiology; Gastric cancer; Therapy; Western World

PMID:
24914327
PMCID:
PMC4024776
DOI:
10.3748/wjg.v20.i19.5672
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