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Editors: Marilyn B. Tompkins
Book Description:
Stomach cancer (also called “gastric cancer”) is the growth of cancer cells in the lining and wall of the stomach.

Stomach cancer represents roughly 2% (25,500) cases of all new cancer cases yearly in the United States, but it is much more common in Japan, Great Britain, South America, and Iceland. It is associated with high salt in the diet, smoking, and low intake of fruits and vegetables. Infection with H. pylori is the main risk factor in about 80% or more of gastric cancers. It is more common in men.

A very small percentage of diffuse-type gastric cancers are thought to be genetic. Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer (HDGC) has only recently been identified and research is ongoing, but genetic testing and treatment options are available for families at risk.

Metastasis occurs in 80-90% of individuals with stomach cancer, with a five year survival rate of 75% in those diagnosed in early stages and less than 30% of those diagnosed in late stages.

This book presents new and important research from around the world.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1 - Chemotherapy for Gastric Cancer. Chemotherapy for Gastric Cancer. Current Achievements in Survival Improvement and Therapy Individualism; pp. 1-40
(Shouji Shimoyama, The Dept. of Surgery and Gastrointestinal Unit., Settlement Clinic, Tokyo, Japan)

Chapter 2 - Gastric Cancer Immunotherapy; pp. 41-74
(Fabrizio Romano, Giovanni Carlo Cesana, Franco Uggeri, Univ. of Milano-Biocca, Dept. of Surgery, San Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Italy)

Chapter 3 - Combined Modality Treatment Options for improving the Outcome of Locally Advanced Gastric Cancer; pp. 77-105
(Roberto Persiani, First General Surgery Unit, Dept. of Surgery, Catholic Univ. of Rome, Stefano Rausei, First General Surgery Unit, Dept. of Surgery, Catholic Univ. of Rome, Alberto Biondi, First General Surgery Unit, Dept. of Surgery, Catholic Univ. of Rome)

Chapter 4 - Targeted Therapies in Gastroesophageal Cancer: Present and Future; pp. 107-127
(Cristina Saura, Eduardo Vilar, Teresa Macarulla, Dept. of Medical Oncology, Vall d'Hebron Univ. Hospital, Barcelona, Spain)

Chapter 5 - Life Course Approaches to Gastric Cancer Etiology: Current Knowledge, Potentials and Promise; pp. 129-146
(Nuno Lunet, Barbara Peleteiro, Joana Bastos, Henrique Barros, Dept. of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Porto Univ. Medical School, Portugal)

Chapter 6 - Short-Course Neoadjuvant Radiotherapy for Respectable Gastric Cancer. Thirty Years Single Institution Experience;
pp. 147-169
(V. Skoropad, B. Berdov, Dept. of Surgical and Combined Treatment of Abdominal Tumors, Y. Mardynsky, Dept. of Radiotherapy, Medical Radiological Research Center of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Obninsk, Russia)

Chapter 7 - Expression of ADAM19 in Helicobacter Pylori-Mediated Diseases and Gastric Cancer; pp. 171-188
(Thomas Wex, Clinic of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Otto-von-Guericke Univ., Magdeburg, Germany, Aleksandra Sokic-Milutinovic, Clinic of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Institute for Digestive Diseases, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia, Thomas Kalinski, Institute of Pathology, Otto-von-Guericke Univ., Magdeburg, Germany, A. Roessner, P. Malfertheiner, M. Naumann, U. Lendeckel)

Chapter 8 - Helicobacter Pylori Infection: The Canadian Context;
pp. 189-207
(Farah Naja, Nancy Kreiger, Terrence Sullivan, Cancer Care Ontario, Dept. of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Dept. of Public Health Sciences, Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario)

Chapter 9 - Diagnosis and Treatment of Superficial Neoplastic Lesions of the Stomach by Endoscopic Mucosal Resection; pp. 209-232
(Tibor Szaloki, Dept. of Gastroenterology, Odon Javorszky Hospital, Hungary, Laszlo Czako, First Dept. of Medicine, Univ. of Szeged, Hungary, Veronika Toth, Dept. of Pathology, Odon Javorszky Hospital, Hungary)

Chapter 10 - Surgical Management of Advanced Gastric Cancer;
pp. 233-258
(Cogliandolo Andrea, Pidoto Rocco Roberto, Lucchese Lea, Dept. of Surgery, Univ. G. Martino, Messina, Italy)

Chapter 11 - Laparoscopic Resection of Gastrointestinal Mesenchymal Tumors in the Upper Stomach; pp. 259-272
(Nobumi Tagaya, Keiichi Kubota, Second Dept. of Surgery, Dokkyo Medical Univ., Tochigi, Japan)

Chapter 12 - Tumor Necrosis with Special Reference to Autophagic Cell Death; pp. 273-306
(Self- Cannibalism) and Xeno-Cannibalism in Gastric Cancer
(RA Caruso, Dept. of Human Phusiology, University of Messina, Italy)

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2007
   ISBN: 1-60021-725-7
   Status: AV
  
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