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12.12.2018 | Case Report

Genetic analysis of a case of Helicobacter pylori-uninfected intramucosal gastric cancer in a family with hereditary diffuse gastric cancer

Germline mutations in CDH1, encoding E-cadherin, are known to be the causative mechanism of hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (HDGC). We encountered two cases of gastric cancer in a Japanese family with HDGC. A 28-year-old man (Case 1) died of …

11.12.2018 | Original Article

Surgical risk and benefits of laparoscopic surgery for elderly patients with gastric cancer: a multicenter prospective cohort study

The aging population problem has been a major concern in developed countries. Japan, where the average life expectancy has increased while birth rates have fallen during the last quarter-century, leads the world in this issue [ 1 ]. Surgical …

10.12.2018 | Original Article

Impact of preoperative wait time on survival in patients with clinical stage II/III gastric cancer

Preoperative wait time in cancer patients is affected by various factors, including patient-, provider-, and health system-related factors. Patient-related factors include cancer staging, assessment and treatment of comorbidities before surgery …

09.12.2018 | Original Article

Gastric sub-epithelial tumors: identification of gastrointestinal stromal tumors using CT with a practical scoring method

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) of stomach represent a distinct histopathologic group of sub-epithelial tumors (SETs) that are increasingly encountered during gastrointestinal tract diseases screening. Meanwhile, a wide range of …

06.12.2018 | Original Article

Effect of double-layer structure in intramucosal gastric signet-ring cell carcinoma on lymph node metastasis: a retrospective, single-center study

Gastric signet-ring cell carcinoma (sig-GC) accounts for 4–17% of all types of gastric cancer (GC) cases [ 1 , 2 ]. The prognosis of early sig-GC is good, with the 5-year survival rate at 99.7%, whereas those of differentiated and undifferentiated …

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