Nishi Memorial Award in Gastric Cancer
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The Japanese Gastric Cancer Association (JGCA) established the ‘‘Nishi Memorial Award in Gastric Cancer’’ to commend high-quality papers published in Gastric Cancer. In each volume of the journal, three articles are selected by the Editorial Committee, and the JGCA awards 100,000 Japanese yen to the first authors.
For Volume 19, the following articles were selected.
Exploratory phase II trial in a multicenter setting to evaluate the clinical value of a chemosensitivity test in patients with gastric cancer (JACCRO-GC 04, Kubota memorial trial).
Randomized phase II study of second-line chemotherapy with the best available 5-fluorouracil regimen versus weekly administration of paclitaxel in far advanced gastric cancer with severe peritoneal metastases refractory to 5-fluorouracil-containing regimens (JCOG0407).
Gene copy number gain of EGFR is a poor prognostic biomarker in gastric cancer: evaluation of 855 patients with bright-field dual in situ hybridization (DISH) method.