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PostSubject: Gastric Cancer (Contemporary Issues in Cancer Imaging)    Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:47 pm

Gastric Cancer (Contemporary Issues in Cancer Imaging)

Gastric adenocarcinoma is the second most common cancer worldwide. It
is usually diagnosed at a late stage and prognosis is poor; even with
modern diagnostic and treatment methods the 5-year survival is only 10%.
Improvements in overall patient survival can only be achieved by
earlier diagnosis and by tailored therapeutic strategies based on tumor
type, location and stage at presentation. This volume provides a
state-of-the-art, integrated diagnostic and therapeutic approach to
patient management. The role of the upper GI series, endoscopy,
endoscopic ultrasound, MDCT, MRI, and PET/CT in the diagnosis, staging
and follow-up of patients with gastric cancer is emphasized. The
relative strengths and limitations of these diagnostic examinations will
be presented in context with the most recent epidemiologic, pathologic,
and therapeutic concepts regarding this tumor. With expert
contributions from members of an international multidisciplinary team,
this is an invaluable guide to the diagnosis and management of gastric



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