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01.01.2012 | Original Article | Ausgabe 1/2012

Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery 1/2012

Impact of pretherapeutic routine clinical staging for the individualization of treatment in gastric cancer patients

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Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery > Ausgabe 1/2012
Autoren:
Susanne Blank, Hendrik Bläker, Anja Schaible, Florian Lordick, Lars Grenacher, Markus Buechler, Katja Ott

Abstract

Purpose

The usefulness and prognostic impact of a pretherapeutic clinical staging is still a matter of discussion. However, a pretherapeutic estimation of the prognosis would be essential to adjust the patient's therapy. Our aim was to compare clinical and histopathological staging and to analyze the predictive value of routine clinical staging and its significance for the individualization of treatment.

Patients and methods

We analyzed the data of 368 patients treated with gastric cancer in the University of Heidelberg, Department of Surgery, from January 2001 to June 2009. Pretherapeutic parameters including sex, age, cTNM, grading, Laurén classification, tumor localization, as well as posttherapeutic parameters were analyzed, and their impact for survival was evaluated. Follow-up data was obtained for all patients (2.17% lost to follow-up).

Results

The overall accuracy was 64.1% for pT category, 54.5% for pN category, and 80.3% for M category for the primary resected patients. For the patients treated neoadjuvantly, the overall accuracy was 21.8% for the pT category, 58.0% for the pN category, and 80.0% for the M category. The prognosis was associated to the age (p = 0.017), tumor localization (p < 0.001), grading (p = 0.041), cT category (p < 0.001), cN category (p < 0.001), and cM category (p = 0.001). The multivariate analysis, including pre- and postoperative factors, revealed tumor localization (p = 0.002), cN category (p = 0.019), and metastatic lymph node rate (p < 0.001) as independent prognostic factors.

Conclusion

The accordance between clinical and histopathological staging is limited, but nevertheless pretherapeutic parameters have a high prognostic impact and could be used for individualized therapy planning. The relevant pretherapeutic prognostic factors can all be determined by routine clinical staging including CT and endoscopy. Consequently pretherapeutic prognostic evaluation and therapy planning seem to be feasible with routine staging methods.

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