Focused Issue on Global Trends in The Surgical Management of Gastric Cancer

Posted On 2019-06-25 15:14:02


This focused issue on “Global Trends in The Surgical Management of Gastric Cancer” is edited by Dr. Yanghee Woo, from Department of Surgery, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, CA, USA; Dr. Kazutaka Obama, Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan; and Dr. Taeil Son, from Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Dr. Yanghee Woo is a surgeon scientist with expertise in gastric cancer and surgical innovation who is dedicated to bringing the most advanced cancer care to her patients. She is an Associate Professor of Surgery at City of Hope, a national comprehensive cancer center in the United States where she also as the Vice Chair of International Surgery and Director of GI Minimally Invasive Therapies.

Dr. Kazutaka Obama currently is the Associate Professor of Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan.

Dr. Taeil Son currently is the Assistant Professor of Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University Health System, Korea.

Focused issue outline:
  1. Introduction to this focused issue
    Yanghee Woo, Department of Surgery, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, CA, USA
    Kazutaka Obama, Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Taeil Son, Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  2. Multidisplinary management of locally advanced gastric cancer: bridging the gap between evidence and practice
    Yanghee Woo, Department of Surgery, City of Hope, Duarte, CA, USA
  3. Clinical and molecular prognostic markers of survival after surgery for gastric cancer: TNM staging system and beyond
    Taeil Son, Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  4. Outcomes of recent clinical trials in surgical management of advanced gastric cancer
    Yanfeng Hu, Department of General Surgery, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China
  5. Minimally invasive approaches for early gastric cancer in East Asia: current status and future perspectives
    Takahiro Kinoshita, Gastric Surgery Division, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
  6. Surgical management of metastastic gastric cancer: the role of cytoreductive surgery, olimetastatectomy, and beyond
    Ali Guner, Karadeniz Technical University, Farabi Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Trabzon, Turkey
  7. Significance of nodal dissection and nodal positivity in gastric cancer
    Kun Yang, Department of Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
  8. Surgical quality and patient outcomes in gastric cancer
    Yanghee Woo, Department of Surgery, City of Hope, Duarte, CA, USA
  9. Functional and nutritional outcomes after gastric cancer surgery
    Souya Nunobe, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Cancer Institute Ariake Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
  10. Enhanced recovery after surgery for gastric cancer (ERAS-GC: optimizing patient outcome)
    Jacopo Desiderio, Department of Digestive Surgery, St. Mary's Hospital, University of Perugia, Terni, Italy
    Yanghee Woo, Department of Surgery, City of Hope, Duarte, CA, USA
  11. Predictors of surgical outcome in gastric cancer patients: sarcopenia, obesity, and beyond
    Kasutaka Obama and Tatsuto Nishigori, Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  12. Immune therapy for gastric cancer, current and future perspectives
    Samuel Klempner, The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Joseph Chao , Department of Medical Oncology and Developmental Therapeutics, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, CA, USA
  13. Genetics of Gastric Cancer: what do we know about the genetic risks?
    Thomas P. Slavin, Division of Clinical Cancer Genomics, City of Hope, Duarte, CA, USA
  14. Treatment Strategies and Technical Considerations for Robotic Surgery for EGJ tumors
    Christiane Bruns, General, Visceral and Cancer Surgery, University Hospital of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
  15. Evolving role of radiation therapy for resectable and nonresectable gastric cancer
    Yi-Jen Chen, Department of Radiation Oncology, City of Hope Medical Center, Duarte, CA, USA