Gastric Cancer

  • Mitsumasa Nishi
  • Heizaburo Ichikawa
  • Toshifusa Nakajima
  • Keiichi Maruyama
  • Eiichi Tahara

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Epidemiology and Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kunio Aoki
      Pages 2-15
    3. Shigeru Hisamichi, Akira Fukao, Yoshitaka Tsubono
      Pages 16-25
  3. Experimental Carcinogenesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Takashi Sugimura
      Pages 28-37
  4. Pathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Paul Hermanek, Christian Wittekind
      Pages 40-52
    3. Takeyo Nagayo
      Pages 53-65
    4. Teruyuki Hirota, Si-Chun Ming, Masayuki Itabashi
      Pages 66-87
    5. Kiyoshi Inokuchi, Keizo Sugimachi
      Pages 88-101
    6. B. J. Kennedy
      Pages 102-111
    7. Yo Kato, Akio Yanagisawa, Haruo Sugano
      Pages 133-150
    8. Hisao Ito, Eiichi Tahara
      Pages 151-167
    9. Lennart Domellöf
      Pages 168-182
  5. Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Takanori Hattori
      Pages 184-195
    3. Masaru Katoh, Masaaki Terada
      Pages 196-208
    4. Eiichi Tahara, Hiroshi Yokozaki, Wataru Yasui
      Pages 209-217
    5. Kohzoh Imai, Toshiro Sugiyama
      Pages 218-230
  6. Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Heizaburo Ichikawa
      Pages 232-245
    3. Shigeaki Yoshida, Hajime Yamaguchi, Daizo Saito, Masaaki Kido
      Pages 246-262
    4. Taiken Okamura, Masakazu Maruyama
      Pages 263-277
  7. Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Kunio Okajima, Hiroshi Isozaki
      Pages 280-292
    3. Keiichi Maruyama, Mitsuru Sasako, Taira Kinoshita, Kazuo Okajima
      Pages 293-305
    4. Mitsumasa Nishi, Keiichiro Ohta, Toshifusa Nakajima
      Pages 306-318
    5. Taira Kinoshita, Keiichi Maruyama, Mitsuru Sasako, Kazuo Okajima
      Pages 319-330
    6. Man H. Shiu, Martin Karpeh Jr., Murray F. Brennan
      Pages 331-340
    7. Henning Rohde, The German Gastric Cancer TNM Study Group
      Pages 349-357
    8. J. R. Siewert, K. Böttcher, J. D. Roder, U. Fink
      Pages 378-391
    9. P. Preusser, H. Wilke
      Pages 415-424
    10. Minoru Kurihara
      Pages 425-443
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 445-446

About this book


Gastric cancer is still the most common cause of cancer death in the world, although in most countries, with the notable exception of the United States, its incidence is slowly declining. In statistical terms, gastric cancer is therefore the most formidable of cancer types, and its control is a pressing issue. Recent evidence indicates that the conversion of normal cells to so-called "clinical cancer" is the prerequisite for a multistage process which is intimately associated with an accumulation of multiple gene alterations including both oncogenes and tumor-suppressor genes. Gastric cancer is no exception, in that it reveals multiple gene changes whose scenario differs, depending on their occurrence in intestinal-type or diffuse-type gastric cancers. This book was planned for publication by the Japanese Research Society for Gastric Cancer in order to shed light on basic research and clinical practice in gastric cancer. The individual chapters, written by a variety of experts, contain numerous new topics related to all aspects of the disease, including epidemiology, experimental carcinogenesis, pathology, biology, diagnosis, and treatment. It is hoped that this book will be of use in basic research, pathological diagnosis, early detection, and therapy of gastric cancer. We would like to thank the staff of Springer-Verlag Tokyo for the excellent technical production.


cancer carcinogenesis epidemiology gastric cancer pathology

Editors and affiliations

  • Mitsumasa Nishi
    • 1
  • Heizaburo Ichikawa
    • 2
  • Toshifusa Nakajima
    • 3
  • Keiichi Maruyama
    • 4
  • Eiichi Tahara
    • 5
  1. 1.Cancer Institute HospitalToshima-ku, Tokyo, 170Japan
  2. 2.National Cancer Center HospitalChuo-ku, Tokyo, 104Japan
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryCancer Institute HospitalToshima-ku, Tokyo, 170Japan
  4. 4.Gastric Surgery DivisionNational Cancer Center HospitalChuo-ku, Tokyo, 104Japan
  5. 5.Department of PathologyHiroshima University School of MedicineMinami-ku, Hiroshima, 734Japan

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