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Molecular Mechanisms and Pathology of Gastric Carcinogenesis: Sporadic Cancers

  • Shuko Harada
  • Antonia R. SepulvedaEmail author
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Part of the Molecular Pathology Library book series (MPLB, volume 7)

Abstract

Gastric carcinoma (GC) is the most frequent malignancy arising in the stomach and represents the fourth most frequent cancer worldwide. In this chapter, we will review major advances that have contributed to unraveling the underlying mechanisms of gastric carcinogenesis, including the identification of Helicobacter pylori gastritis as a major factor in gastric cancer development and subsequent studies characterizing the complex molecular alterations in gastric mucosa induced by H. pylori infection, EBV-associated gastric cancer, and genome-wide molecular studies combined with hypothesis-driven research that have provided molecular approaches for gastric cancer classification and identification of genes and specific pathways potentially amenable to personalized targeted therapies.

Keywords

Gastric Cancer Gastric Carcinoma Pylorus Infection Intestinal Metaplasia Gastric Epithelial Cell 
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  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of Albama at BriminghamBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pathology & Cell BiologyColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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