Dealing with the gray zones in the management of gastric cancer: The consensus statement of the Istanbul Group


AYTAÇ E., Aslan F., ÇİÇEK B., Erdamar S., Gurses B., GÜVEN K., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.30, no.7, pp.584-598, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tjg.2018.18737
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.584-598

Abstract

The geographical location and differences in tumor biology significantly change the management of gastric cancer. The prevalence of gastric cancer ranks fifth and sixth among men and women, respectively, in Turkey. The international guidelines from the Eastern and Western countries fail to manage a considerable amount of inconclusive issues in the management of gastric cancer. The uncertainties lead to significant heterogeneities in clinical practice, lack of homogeneous data collection, and subsequently, diverse outcomes.