Dealing with the gray zones in the management of gastric cancer: The consensus statement of the İstanbul Group

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Aytaç E., Aslan F., Çicek B., Erdamar S. , Gürses B., Güven K. , et al.

Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology, cilt.30, ss.584-598, 2019 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/tjg.2018.18737
  • Dergi Adı: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.584-598


The geographical location and differences in tumor biology significantly change the management of gastric cancer. The prevalence of gastric cancer ranks fifth and sixth among men and women, respectively, in Turkey. The international guidelines from the Eastern and Western countries fail to manage a considerable amount of inconclusive issues in the management of gastric cancer. The uncertainties lead to significant heterogeneities in clinical practice, lack of homogeneous data collection, and subsequently, diverse outcomes.