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Gastric Cancer Treatment (PDQ®)

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Changes to This Summary (02/27/2014)

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General Information About Gastric Cancer

Updated statistics with estimated new cases and deaths for 2014 (cited American Cancer Society as reference 1).

Treatment Option Overview

Revised text to state that the rate of distant metastases was 18% for the surgery-alone arm and 33% for the chemoradiation-therapy arm.

This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Adult Treatment Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

  • Updated: July 31, 2014