Precise selection of metastatic gastric cancer patients for first line, docetaxel based chemotherapy: a retrospective study

Date 29 June 2016
Event ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2016
Session ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2016 - Abstracts book
Presenter P. Khatri
Citation Annals of Oncology (2016) 27 (2): 86-101. 10.1093/annonc/mdw201
Authors P. Khatri1, P. Kumari2
  • 1Acharya Tulsi Cancer Hospital & Research Center & Allied Hospitals, Bikaner, India, /
  • 2Acharya Tulsi Regional Cancer Treatment and Research Center, Bikaner, India, /


In developing countries most of the patients present with advanced disease. Thus chemotherapy has very small impact on overall survival. That's why patients selection for chemotherapy should be with cautiously. The objective of this study was to evaluate the prognostic factors for response and survival in advanced gastric cancer patients undergoing first-line docetaxel based palliative chemotherapy.