Blue laser imaging-bright improves the real-time detection rate of early gastric cancer

Post written by Osamu Dohi, MD, PhD, from the Department of Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Graduate School of Medical Science, and the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, North Medical Center, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan. Blue laser imaging (BLI) is one of the image-enhanced endoscopic techniques with a combination of 2 narrow lasers. …

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Computer-aided diagnosis for identifying and delineating early gastric cancers

Post written by Takashi Kanesaka, MD, Noriya Uedo, MD, and Tsung-Chun Lee, MD, from the Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Osaka International Cancer Institute, Osaka, Japan, and the Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital and College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. Gastric cancer remains the third leading cause of cancer-related death globally. …

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The incidence of lymph node metastasis in early gastric cancer

Post written by Mohamed O. Othman, MD, from the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Section, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States. Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has been used successfully for treating early gastric cancer. The Japanese Gastric Cancer association had previously published the standard criteria for ESD in early gastric cancer, which included non-ulcerated differentiated …

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Editor’s Choice: Prior gastroscopy and mortality in patients with gastric cancer

Associate Editor, Dr. Lyndon Hernandez, MD, MPH, highlights this article from the January issue “Prior gastroscopy and mortality in patients with gastric cancer: a matched retrospective cohort study” by Wai K. Leung, MD, et al.  This nationwide observational study (n=20,066) showed a reduction in cancer-related mortality among patients who underwent gastroscopy within 5 years before …

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Prior gastroscopy and mortality in patients with gastric cancer

Post written by Wai K. Leung, MD, from the Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. Gastric cancer is still the fifth most common cancer in the world with approximately one million new patients being diagnosed each year. Although upper endoscopy remains the gold standard for diagnosis of gastric cancer and pre-neoplastic …

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Incidence and impact of scheduled endoscopic surveillance on recurrence after curative endoscopic resection for early gastric cancer

Post written by Kyu Yeon Hahn and Jun Chul Park from the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea The focus of our study was to identify the incidence of recurrent lesions after endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for early gastric cancer (EGC) and to determine whether …

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Screening and surveillance for gastric cancer

Joo Ha Hwang, MD, PhD, from the Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, in Seattle, Washington, USA reports on this Review article, "Screening and surveillance for gastric cancer in the United States: Is it needed?" This is a review article that examines the published data on risk factors for gastric cancer and methods for gastric …

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