The book Gastric Cancer: diagnosis and treatment of gastric cancer

Published: 2016-06-15

Dear all,

We are glad to announce that the book Gastric Cancer (Figure 1) has been officially published by the AME Publishing Company in 2015.

Figure 1: The book Gastric Cancer was published by the AME Publishing Company

Although gastric cancer mortality has declined markedly around the world, it remains a worldwide public health problem especially in Asia. The diagnosis and management of gastric cancer has gradually improved over the past decades. Early diagnosis and treatment is believed to be the key to improve the prognosis of gastric cancer. 

This new book, Gastric Cancer, is committed to make clinicians and researchers gain a better understanding and treating of gastric cancer. It is comprised of eight sections including diagnosis, multidisciplinary approach, surgical research, surgical video, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, radiation therapy and translational research of gastric cancer. Most notably, those 35 surgical video articles surely will present the readers a more lively reading experience.

Our Editor-in-Chief for Gastric Cancer is Prof. Jiafu Ji from Peking University School of Oncology & Beijing Cancer Hospital. The Associate Editors-in-Chief are Prof. Hyung-Ho Kim from Seoul National University and Prof. Guy D. Eslick from The Sydney Medical School Nepean. The Assistant Editor is Prof. Sang-Hoon Ahn from Seoul National University.

The book rounds up 287 internationally recognized leaders who come from 15 different countries to provide readers with structured information in the fascinating and challenging field of gastric cancer (Table 1). For more information about the authors, please click here.

Table 1. Distribution of all authors in the book Gastric Cancer.

Owing to the joint effort of all the contributors, this book provides up-to-date knowledge and advanced techniques in the areas of gastric cancer to clinicians and researchers. We hope that the readers will find this edition as valuable to their diagnostic approaches and treatment modalities.

The book Gastric Cancer is now available both online and in print with English(Amazon: and Chinese version.

Table of content of the book can be found as below:

Table of Contents


i Yan Sun

ii Daiming Fan


iii Zhaode Bu, Jiafu Ji

vii Guy D. Eslick


viii Jiafu Ji


1 Multidisciplinary approach for the treatment of gastric cancer

Yixing Jiang

4 A current view of gastric cancer in China

Zhaode Bu, Jiafu Ji

8 Management of gastric cancer: the Chinese perspective

Hiu Yan Wong, Thomas Yau

13 The first step on earth: a small step for a trial, a giant leap for mankind

Gun Min Kim, Hyun Cheol Chung

15 Can the ARTISTs complete the Schubert Unfinished (Sinfonie Nr. 7 in h moll D. 759 “Die Unvollendete”)?

Taroh Satoh, Hideshi Ishii, Daisuke Sakai, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori

17 Treatment strategies in node-negative gastric cancer

Jun-Te Hsu, Ta-Sen Yeh, Yi-Yin Jan


20 Gastric cancer: classification, histology and application of molecular pathology

Bing Hu, Nassim El Hajj, Scott Sittler, Nancy Lammert, Robert Barnes, Aurelia Meloni-Ehrig

31 FDG PET imaging in the staging and management of gastric cancer

Shane Hopkins, Gary Y. Yang

37 Lymph node staging in gastric remnant carcinoma

Bing Hu

39 The role of 18FDG-PET in gastric cancer

Luigina Graziosi, Luca Pio Evoli, Emanuel Cavazzoni, Annibale Donini

42 Aberrant DNA methylation as sensitive and promising biomarkers in diagnosing of cancers

Tomomitsu Tahara, Tomiyasu Arisawa, Tomoyuki Shibata, Naoki Ohmiya, Ichiro Hirata

45 Adenocarcinoma of esophagogastric junction requires a clearer definition

Aiwen Wu, Jiafu Ji

Multidisciplinary Approach

50 Updating advances and controversies on the multidisciplinary therapy of gastric cancer

Fei Shan, Jiafu Ji

60 Multidisciplinary approach for the treatment of gastric cancer

Yutaka Yonemura, Emel Canbay, Haruaki Ishibashi, Sachio Fushida

63 Gastric metastasis of Merkel cell carcinoma, a rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding: case report and review of the literature

Malav P. Parikh, Salih Samo, Venu Ganipisetti, Sathish Krishnan, Maulik Dhandha, Margaret Yungbluth,  Walter R. Glaws

68 Self-expandable metallic stent placement for palliation in gastric outlet obstruction

Iruru Maetani

Surgical Research

79 Training as a surgeon: not just knowledge and skills

Jiafu Ji

81 Single-incision laparoscopic distal gastrectomy for early gastric cancer

Sang-Hoon Ahn, Do Joong Park, Hyung-Ho Kim

85 Mid-term results after single incision transumbilical laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

Ayham Ghinagow, Kirubakaran Malapan, Andrea Ooi Se, Anirudh Vij, Po-Chih Chang, Xiao-Yan Chen, Chih-Kun Huang

91 Laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy following neoadjuvant chemotherapy for advanced gastric cancer - strategies for development

Takaki Yoshikawa, Takashi Oshima, Yasushi Rino, Munetaka Masuda

98 Laparoscopic D2 dissection for locally advanced gastric cancer in China

Ziyu Li, Jiafu Ji

100 Perfect-results after laparoscopic surgery for gastroesophageal reflux - are they achievable?

David I. Watson

106 Future perspective of laparoscopic surgery for gastric cancer: sentinel node navigation function-preserving surgery for early gastric cancer

Keun Won Ryu, SENORITA (Sentinel Node Oriented Tailored Approach) Study Group

110 Rationale of oncological follow-up after gastrectomy for cancer—the Consensus Conference

Domenico D’Ugo, Gian Luca Baiocchi

112 Laparoscopic total gastrectomy with spleen-preserving splenic hilar (No. 10) lymph node dissection for gastric cancer is still a challenging procedure

Hoon Hur

114 Totally laparoscopic stapled anastomosis after distal gastrectomy

Tim Bright, David I. Watson

116 Safe, simple & efficient totally laparoscopic Billroth II gastrectomy by only stapling devices

Kirubakaran Malapan, Chih-Kun Huang

120 What is the best reconstruction after totally laparoscopic distal gastrectomy if the delta-shaped gastroduodenostomy cannot be performed?

Sang-Hoon Ahn, Hyung-Ho Kim

122 Node-negative gastric cancer: a good occasion for studying new prognostic factors

Gian Luca Baiocchi, Guido Alberto Massimo Tiberio, Nazario Portolani, Arianna Coniglio, Stefano Maria Giuliani

124 Completely laparoscopic reconstruction following distal gastrectomy: what is the best method?

Hiroshi Okabe

127 Emergency surgery for perforated gastric malignancy: an institution’s experience and review of the literature

Ker-Kan Tan, Terence Jin-Lin Quek, Ningyan Wong, Kelvin Kaiwen Li, Khong-Hee Lim

133 Endoscopic stenting versus operative gastrojejunostomy for malignant gastric outlet obstruction-a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized and non-randomized trials

Vinayak Nagaraja, Guy D. Eslick, Michael R. Cox

Surgical Video

140 Intracorporeal laparoscopic esophagojejunostomy using endoscopic linear staplers: the experiences of 293 cases

Byung Sik Kim, Hee Sung Kim

144 Reducing the number of abdominal ports used for laparoscopic distal gastrectomy using the “MiniLap” grasper

Oh Jeong, Mi Ran Jung, Seong Yeop Ryu, Young Kyu Park

146 Functional end-to end esophago-jejunal anastomosis using linear staplers following laparoscopic total gastrectomy

Hiroshi Okabe, Kazutaka Obama, Eiji Tanaka, Shigeru Tsunoda, Shigeo Hisamori, Yoshiharu Sakai

148 Laparoscopic total gastrectomy with spleen-preserving splenic hilar (No. 10) lymph nodes dissection

Guoxin Li, Tingyu Mou, Yanfeng Hu, Jiang Yu, Hao Liu, Yanan Wang

151 Standard lymph node dissection (D2 surgery) for antral carcinoma

Han Liang

154 Laparoscopic spleen-preserving splenic hilar lymph node dissection for proximal gastric cancer

Chang-Ming Huang, Chao-Hui Zheng, Ping Li, Jian-Wei Xie, Jia-Bin Wang, Jian-Xian Lin, Jun Lu

156 Radical proximal gastrectomy with modified double tracks anastomosis after preoperative chemotherapy for gastric cancer

Yong Li, Qun Zhao, Liqiao Fan, Dong Wang, Nan Jia, Yuan Tian

159 Totally laparoscopic distal gastrectomy reconstructed by Rouxen-Y with D2 lymphadenectomy and needle catheter jejunostomy for gastric cancer

Xin Ye, Jian-Chun Yu, Wei-Ming Kang, Zhi-Qiang Ma, Qing-Bin Meng

164 Laparoscopy-assisted D2 radical distal gastrectomy

Peng Xia, Dong-Min Chang, Yong-Chun Song, Lei Meng, Wen-Han Li, Cheng-Xue Dang

166 Laparoscopic assistant distal radical gastrectomy

Kuan Wang, Yuzhe Wei, Hailei Wang, Yingwei Xue

168 D2 distal subtotal gastrectomy for antral carcinoma

Hai-Bin Song, Xiao-Peng Cai, Bing Xiong

171 Laparoscopy-assisted radical total gastrectomy plus D2 lymph node dissection

Chaohui Zheng, Changming Huang, Ping Li, Jianwei Xie, Jiabin Wang, Jianxian Lin, Jun Lu

177 Laparoscopy-assisted radical total gastrectomy plus D2 lymph node dissection/dissection of lymph node station 16

Feng Qian, Jiang Du, Ling Yuan, Ruixue Wang, Xiao Luo, Peng Yan

181 A case of laparoscopy-assisted radical distal gastrectomy

Hongjiang Song, Yuzhe Wei, Xuefeng Yu, Yingwei Xue

184 Laparoscopy-assisted D2 gastrectomy plus laparoscopic bursectomy in locally advanced gastric cancer patients

Xin-Zu Chen, Jian-Kun Hu

187 Radical total gastrectomy plus D2 dissection for gastric cancer

Luchuan Chen, Shenghong Wei, Zaisheng Ye, Hui Yu

188 Radical surgery for cardia carcinoma: total gastrectomy, D2 + No.10 dissection, esophagojejunal Roux-en-Y anastomosis

Zongyou Chen, Hankun Hao, Yiming Zhou, Jianbin Xiang, Yantao Cai

195 D2 surgery for a gastric cancer patient after neoadjuvant chemotherapy

Guo-Li Li, Chao-Gang Fan, Xu-Lin Wang, Yang Li

197 Laparoscopy-assisted D2 radical distal subtotal gastrectomy

Xiaogeng Chen, Weihua Li, Jinsi Wang, Changshun Yang

203 Radical proximal gastrectomy for gastric carcinoma

Chengwu Zhang, Wei Miao, Ning Liu, Rui Ge, Cheng Wang

207 Laparoscopic D2 dissection for gastric cancer

Qinshu Shao, Xiaojun Yu, Jin Yang

211 Anatomy of laparoscopy-assisted distal D2 radical gastrectomy for gastric cancer

Da-Guang Wang, Liang He, Yang Zhang, Jing-Hai Yu, Yan Chen, Ming-Jie Xia, Jian Suo

218 Laparoscopic radical gastrectomy for gastric cancer

Xuefei Yang, Jie Chen, Ligang Xia, Kai Pan

231 Laparoscopy-assisted D2 radical distal gastrectomy for gastric cancer (Billroth II anastomosis)

Hanhui Yao, Qiang Huang, Zhiqiang Zhu, Wei Liang

233 Laparoscopic gastrectomy for distal gastric cancer

Donglei Zhou, Liesheng Lu, Xun Jiang

235 Total laparoscopic-assisted radical gastrectomy (D2+) with jejunal Roux-en-Y reconstruction

Weidong Zang, Wenju Liu, Cheng Wei, Shifu Liu, Guodong Zhao

237 Pylorus- and vagus-nerve-preserving partial gastrectomy (D2 dissection)

Jian Zhang, Liang Cao, Zhenglin Wang, Chi Zhang, Xiang Hu

240 Laparoscopic-assisted radical gastrectomy for distal gastric cancer

Yian Du, Xiangdong Cheng, Zhiyuan Xu, Litao Yang, Ling Huang, Bing Wang, Pengfei Yu, Ruizeng Dong

243 Delta-shaped anastomosis in totally laparoscopic D2 radical distal gastrectomy

Jun Zhang

245 Station 10 lymph node dissections in laparoscopic-assisted spleenpreserving radical gastrectomy for advanced proximal gastric cancer

Yong Li, Junjiang Wang

248 Radical gastrectomy for D2 distal gastric cancer

Ping Dong

251 Curettage and aspiration in splenic hilar lymph node dissection for spleen-preserving radical D2 gastrectomy

Wei Wang, Lijie Luo, Yansheng Zheng, Jin Wan

254 Laparoscopic distal gastrectomy with D2 dissection for advanced gastric cancer

Jiang Yu, Yanfeng Hu, Tao Chen, Tingyu Mou, Xia Cheng, Guoxin Li

257 Spleen-preserving splenic lymph node dissection in radical total gastrectomy

Zhigang Jie, Zhengrong Li, Yi Cao, Yi Liu, Mengmeng Jiang, Liangqing Lin, Guoyang Zhang

259 D2 plus radical resection combined with perioperative chemotherapy for advanced gastric cancer with pyloric obstruction

Yian Du, Xiangdong Cheng, Zhiyuan Xu, Litao Yang, Ling Huang, Bing Wang, Pengfei Yu, Ruizeng Dong


262 Neoadjuvant chemotherapy for gastric cancer

Kate Young, Anna Minchom, David Cunningham, Ian Chau

265 Gastric cancer: toward a cisplatin-free disease?

Fausto Petrelli, Sandro Barni, Stefano Cascinu, Alberto Zaniboni

270 The role of taxanes in the management of gastroesphageal cancer

Paola Jimenez, Aditya Pathak, Alexandria T. Phan

281 A pilot study evaluating the safety and toxicity of epirubicin, cisplatin, and UFT (ECU regimen) in advanced gastric carcinoma

Sezer Saglam, N. Faruk Aykan, Burak Sakar, Mine Gulluoglu, Emre Balik, Hasan Karanlik

Targeted Therapy

289 Targeting angiogenesis in advanced gastric cancer: is this end of the road?

Vikram K. Jain, David Cunningham

292 Costs of trastuzumab in combination with chemotherapy for HER2-positive advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction cancer: does one “Analysis” fit all?

Khaldoun Almhanna, Mendel E. Singer

295 Pharmacoeconomic studies of targeted agents in gastric cancer: ready for prime time?

Filippo Pietrantonio, Claudia Maggi, Filippo de Braud

298 A case report of trastuzumab dose in gastric cancer

Chrisann Kyi, Manish A. Shah

302 Long-term survival in an advanced gastric cancer patient treated with cetuximab in association with FOLFIRI: a case report

Daniela Adua, Francesca Di Fabio, Fabiola Lorena Rojas Llimpe, Sara Pini, Carmine Pinto

307 Genetics and molecular pathology of gastric malignancy: Development of targeted therapies in the era of personalized medicine

Michael Van Ness, Jeffrey Gregg, Jun Wang, Mingyi Chen

315 Molecular therapy for gastric cancer

Yasuhide Yamada

Radiation Therapy

323 Palliative radiation therapy for primary gastric melanoma

Jason M. Slater, Ted C. Ling, Jerry D. Slater, Gary Y. Yang

Translational Research

328 Research on microRNAs leads to new frontiers of clinical and translational relevance for gastric cancer management

Valeria Canu, Giovanni Blandino, Laura Lorenzon

334 Clinical and molecular aspects of miR-200 family in gastric cancer

Moisés Blanco-Calvo, Manuel Valladares-Ayerbes

337 ADAM and EMMPRIN: a promising couple for more prognostic precision in patients with gastric cancer

Heike Allgayer

340 Evaluation of JWA and XRCC1 expressions in gastric cancer

Ayse Basak Engin

344 Re: Clinical significance of SOD2 and GSTP1 gene polymorphisms in Chinese patients with gastric cancer by Xu et al.

Maria Gazouli

346 The usefulness of CDH1 methylation as a gastric cancer peritoneal metastasis biomarker

Wallax Augusto Silva Ferreira, Danilo do Rosário Pinheiro, Symara Rodrigues-Antunes, Mariceli Baia Leão Barros, Bárbara do Nascimento Borges

349 Fatal attraction: tumor recruitment of myeloid-derived suppressor cells is mediated by IL-17-producing CD8+ T cells

Chia-Rui Shen, Hsin-Wei Chen

353 Optimal lymphadenectomy for gastric cancer: is there a magic number?

Thomas W. Rice, Eugene H. Blackstone

356 Survival of metastatic gastric cancer: significance of age, sex and race/ethnicity

Dongyun Yang, Andrew Hendifar, Cosima Lenz, Kayo Togawa, Felicitas Lenz, Georg Lurje, Alexandra Pohl, Thomas Winder, Yan Ning, Susan Groshen, Heinz-Josef Lenz

365 Gastric cancer—a clinicopathological study in a tertiary care centre of North-eastern India

Arun Kumar Barad, Sanjeet Kumar Mandal, Hiriyur S. Harsha, Birkumar M. Sharma, Th Sudhirchandra Singh