Current best practices and rationalistic perspectives in causation-based prevention, early detection and multidisciplinary treatment of breast and gastric cancer


Gastric & Breast Cancer
DOI: 10.2122/gbc.2002.0010

EDITORIAL
October, 2002

Surgical Quality Improves Gastric Cancer Outcomes

ABSTRACT

Curative surgery - the complete removal of the tumor (R0 resection) - has long been considered the treatment of choice and the only treatment modality able to provide cure in localized gastric cancer. But until now, the optimal extent of this surgical resection still remains highly debated. Several factors including tumor stage and difficulties in accurate pre-, or intra-operative staging-prediction, surgical complications, risks of residual disease and recurrence, as well as quality of life (QOL) differentially influence and complicate the selection of appropriate extent of surgery.

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