Helicobacter pylori translocation to the regional lymph nodes in patients with gastric carcinoma

Date 29 June 2016
Event ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2016
Session ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2016 - Abstracts book
Presenter P. Viapiana
Citation Annals of Oncology (2016) 27 (2): 1-85. 10.1093/annonc/mdw199
Authors P. Viapiana1, G. Alburquerque1, L. Baldino2, S. Chalub2, G. Nakajima1, L. Neto1
  • 1Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil, /
  • 2Fundação Centro de Controle de Oncologia do Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil, /

Abstract

Helicobacter pylori is a Gram-negative bacterium that causes the most common chronic infection in the human stomach, and a known precursor of gastric carcinoma. Patients at high risk for gastric carcinoma have been shown to have a high prevalence of H. pylori infection. In the northern region of Brazil, epidemiological data on gastric cancer are rare and therefore the aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of H. pylori infection in patients treated for gastric cancer at the Amazonas Foundation Center of Oncology Control (FCECON), using pathological features and the rapid urease testing (RUT).