Updates in Surgery

, Volume 70, Issue 2, pp 233–239 | Cite as

Gastric cancer in India: epidemiology and standard of treatment

  • Chandramohan Servarayan MurugesanEmail author
  • Kanagavel Manickavasagam
  • Apsara Chandramohan
  • Abishai Jebaraj
  • Abdul Rehman Abdul Jameel
  • Mayank Shikar Jain
  • Jayanthi Venkataraman
Original Article
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Gastric Cancer Surgery


India has a low incidence of gastric cancer. It ranks among the top five most common cancers. Regional diversity of incidence is of importance. It is the second most common cause of cancer related deaths among Indian men and women in the age between 15 and 44. Helicobacter pylori carcinogenesis is low in India. Advanced stage at presentation is a cause of concern. Basic and clinical research in India reveals a globally comparable standard of care and outcome. The large population, sociodemographic profile and challenges in health expenditure, however, remain a major challenge for health care policy managers. The newer formation of National Cancer Grid, integration of national databases and the creation of social identification database Aadhaar by The Unique Identification Authority of India are set to enhance the health care provision and optimal outcome.


Gastric Cancer India National Cancer Grid Therapy Stage Based Aadhaar 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chandramohan Servarayan Murugesan
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Kanagavel Manickavasagam
    • 1
    • 2
  • Apsara Chandramohan
    • 3
  • Abishai Jebaraj
    • 1
    • 2
  • Abdul Rehman Abdul Jameel
    • 4
  • Mayank Shikar Jain
    • 5
  • Jayanthi Venkataraman
    • 5
  1. 1.Center for Gastroesophageal Disorders, ESOINDIAChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of General, GI and Minimal Access SurgerySt. Isabel’s HospitalChennaiIndia
  3. 3.Government Kilpauk Medical College and HospitalChennaiIndia
  4. 4.Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Saveetha Medical CollegeSaveetha UniversityChennaiIndia
  5. 5.Institute of GastroenterologyGleneagles Global HospitalChennaiIndia

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