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11-06-2015 | Gastric cancer | Book chapter | Article

9. Endoscopy and Endoscopic Ultrasound Examination of the Stomach

Authors: MD, FACP Dr. Mark A. Schattner, MSc, MD Dr. John Chi To Wong

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

Abstract

As the fifth most frequently diagnosed cancer worldwide, and the third most common cause of cancer-related deaths, gastric cancer represents a significant cause of global morbidity and mortality. Gastrointestinal endoscopy plays an integral role in the screening, surveillance, diagnosis, and staging of gastric cancer. This chapter reviews the most recent evidence-based clinical and endoscopic practice for adenocarcinoma of the stomach.

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