Gastric Cancer

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 1–5 | Cite as

Gastric cancer treatment guidelines in Japan

  • Toshifusa Nakajima
Special article


Recent developments in treatment modalities for gastric cancer have allowed the selection of a variety of treatments, and this has resulted in some confusion in daily practice. The Japan Gastric Cancer Association issued the first edition of Gastric cancer treatment guidlelines in March, 2001 to provide a common basis of understanding of the extent of disease and selection of proper treatment among doctors, patients, and their families.

Key words Gastric cancer treatment guidelines Stage-oriented treatment Standard treatment EBM 

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© International and Japanese Gastric Cancer Associations 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshifusa Nakajima
    • 1
  1. 1.Cancer Institute Hospital, 1-37-1 Kamiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-8455, JapanJP

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