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


Gastric & Breast Cancer e-journal
DOI: 10.2122/gbc.2007.0055

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Prophylactic total gastrectomy for gastric cancer
Michael Fatouros, M.D.
 


Currently, Nortonís et al.[1] add important information on the prophylactic total gastrectomy (PTG)-based prevention of hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (HDGC) syndrome. Recently, the topic has attracted the interest by many influential, high-impact journals [1-4] revealing how fast basic science discoveries [5] are translated into clinic. What are the benefits and risks of this rapid bench-to-bedside strategy?

Online ISSN : 1109 - 7647
   Print ISSN : 1109 - 7655

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