Best practices and practical nuances in the treatment of gastric cancer in high-risk global areas
Sanchez FA. Best Practices and Practical Nuances in the Treatment of Gastric Cancer in High-Risk Global Areas. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2017;37:258-260. DOI: 10.14694/EDBK_175226
Gastric cancer is an aggressive disease that is very frequent in Latin America. The reasons for this increased incidence is not clear. Associated with the lack of minimum health care opportunities, lack of accurate statistics and reporting data beyond epidemiologic data, and raw nonreliable data, there is little known of the actual clinical course and treatment of these patients. Understanding epidemiologic data may allow us to encourage the adequate use and distribution of the meager resources that exist.