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Post-Op Chemo Fails to Boost Survival in Stomach Cancers
Date:3/11/2008

e use of chemotherapy and radiation to treat patients with localized gastric cancer.

Even though overall data is inconsistent, chemotherapy, radiation or a combination of the two should be used in patients with localized gastric cancer, said Dr. Aiwen Wu and Dr. Jiafu Ji.

"Surgery alone is no longer the standard treatment for patients with resectable gastric cancer, independent of the patient population or the practice location," they wrote.

More information

The American Cancer Society has more about stomach cancer.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, news release, March 11, 2008


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