PROGNOSTIC SIGNIFICANCE OF PERITONEAL LAVAGE CYTOLOGY IN STAGING GASTRIC CANCER: SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS

Date 29 June 2016
Event ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2016
Session ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2016 - Abstracts book
Presenter Jamel Sara
Citation Annals of Oncology (2016) 27 (2): 1-85. 10.1093/annonc/mdw199
Authors J. Sara1, S.R. Markar2, M. George3, A. Amish4, A. Thanos4, G.B. Hanna4
  • 1Department of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College London, London, N/A, /
  • 2Department of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College London, LONDON, /
  • 3Department of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College London, United Kingdom, LONDON, /
  • 4Department of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College London, United Kingdom, London, /

Abstract

Gastric cancer is an aggressive disease, often diagnosed at an advanced stage leading to a poorer prognosis. Cytological analysis has been used as part of staging of those patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of peritoneal cytology as part of staging of gastric cancer and survival prediction. In addition, verifying whether preoperative chemotherapy or chemo-radiotherapy can improve the prognostic outcome associated with the finding of positive cytology.