240P - Surgical outcome of the elderly with gastric cancer

Date 17 December 2016
Event ESMO Asia 2016 Congress
Session Poster lunch
Topics Gastric Cancer
Geriatric Oncology
Surgical Oncology
Presenter sungsoo Kim
Citation Annals of Oncology (2016) 27 (suppl_9): ix68-ix85. 10.1093/annonc/mdw582
Authors M.S. Kim, S. Kim
  • Surgery, Chosun university hopital, 503-760 - Gwangju/KR



Owing to increased life expectancy, the number of elderly gastric cancer patients has grown. This study aimed to find the outcome of patients aged 80 years or older with gastric cancer through comparison of the clinicopathological characteristics, surgical outcomes, and oncologic outcomes.


Between January 2006 and December 2013, 478 patients who had a surgery for gastric cancer were evaluated retrospectively. All patients were divided two groups: patients aged < 80 years old (n = 446) vs. patients aged 80 or older (n = 32).


There were no significant differences in gender, length of stay, operation time, depth of invasion, nodal metastasis, histologic type and tumor size between the two groups. But significant differences were revealed in ASA score, body mass index, serum albumin level. Postoperative morbidity, mortality and recurrence did not differ between curatively resected patients in the two groups.


In very elderly gastric cancer patients, an active treatment including radical gastrectomy seems to be need.

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Sungsoo Kim


Chosun University


All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.