An update in endoscopic management of gastric cancer

Alexandra Retana, Taryn Silverstein, Wahid Wassef

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Purpose of review: Gastric cancer remains a prevalent disease with a 5-year mortality rate of less than 25%. This review focuses on the endoscopic detection, staging, and management of gastric adenocarcinoma. Recent findings: Confocal laser endomicroscopy and narrow band imaging have a 77-99.4% sensitivity for early cancer detection, a significant improvement when compared with white light endoscopy. Proper staging can be accomplished through endoscopic ultrasound and multidetector row-computed tomography, with accuracy as high as 90.1%. Endoscopic management of early gastric cancer is minimally invasive and can be preferable to surgery. In properly selected patients, endoscopic submucosal dissection has been found to have 100% 5-year survival. Summary: The recent advances in gastric cancer have greatly improved the care we can offer our patients in gastric oncology. The emerging technologies will hopefully continue to promote this trend.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)576-582
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Gastroenterology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • chromoendoscopy
  • confocal laser endomicroscopy
  • endoscopic mucosal resection
  • endoscopic submucosal dissection
  • endoscopic ultrasound
  • gastric adenocarcinoma
  • narrow band imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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