Addition of taxanes to combination chemotherapy in distal intestinal gastric cancer is more beneficial than proximal ones: A multicenter retrospective study of Turkish Oncology Group

Sedef A. M. , Kose F., Sumbul A. T. , Besen A. A. , Hacioglu B., Gunaldi M., ...More

JOURNAL OF BUON, vol.24, no.2, pp.650-655, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF BUON
  • Page Numbers: pp.650-655


Purpose: Advanced gastric cancer has a dismal prognosis. Platin/5-fluorouracil (PF) combination chemotherapy is the main treatment modality for metastatic gastric cancer patients. Third drug addition to PF is a controversial issue. The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictive role of tumor localization and histopathology on choosing three- or two-drug combination regimens.