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A special issue of Journal of Cancer Metastasis and Treatment  (Print ISSN:2394-4722; Online ISSN:2454-2857).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 Nov 2017

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  • Masayuki Watanabe, MD, PhD
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Cancer Institute Hospital of Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research, 3-8-31 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8550, Japan.

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Special Issue Introduction:

Gastric cancer is one of the most common malignant tumors worldwide. This special issue contains reviews concerning recent advances in research and treatment for gastric cancer. Research topics included cancer stem cells, circulating tumor cells, cancer microenvironment and liquid biopsy, while clinical topics included surgical management, chemotherapy, and other novel therapeutics.

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Gastric cancer, cancer stem cell, circulating tumor cells, liquid biopsy, robotic surgery, conversion surgery, chemotherapy, targeting therapy

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  • Introduction to the special issue on reviews of gastric cancer metastasis and treatment

    Masayuki Watanabe
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Reviews of Gastric Cancer Metastasis and Treatment
    J Cancer Metastasis Treat 2018;4:48. | doi:10.20517/2394-4722.2018.60
    Published on: 17 Sep 2018  | Viewed:59  | Downloaded:4
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  • Robotic gastrectomy for gastric cancer

    Masanori Tokunaga , Masahiro Watanabe , Shizuki Sugita , Akiko Tonouchi , Akio Kaito , Takahiro Kinoshita
    Robotic gastrectomy (RG) is increasingly performed, particularly in East Asia. With articulated devices, surgeons are able to perform every procedure more comfortably and meticulously, which makes RG ideal from the surgeon’s standpoint. However, it is still unclear whether it is a suitable treatment strategy from the patient’s viewpoint, due to the lack of solid evidence obtained from randomized controlled trials. The feasibility of RG has been demonstrated in many retrospective comparative studies, which showed similar trends, including relatively less estimated blood loss and longer... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Reviews of Gastric Cancer Metastasis and Treatment
    J Cancer Metastasis Treat 2018;4:40. | doi:10.20517/2394-4722.2017.80
    Published on: 30 Jul 2018  | Viewed:466  | Downloaded:119
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  • Molecular mechanism of peritoneal dissemination in gastric cancer

    Qing-Jiang Hu , Shuhei Ito , Kazuyoshi Yanagihara , Koshi Mimori
    Peritoneal dissemination (PD) is the most common cause of metastasis in gastric cancer (GC). Because there are no standard treatments for PD, it is associated with a poor prognosis. Although clinicians have performed intraperitoneal chemotherapy for GC with PD, the outcome remains unsatisfactory. Therefore, the development of novel treatments and diagnostic tools for PD is expected to improve the prognosis of GC patients with PD. Notably, it is essential to elucidate the molecular mechanisms involved in the development of PD in GC. In this review, the molecular mechanisms of PD (three... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Reviews of Gastric Cancer Metastasis and Treatment
    J Cancer Metastasis Treat 2018;4:39. | doi:10.20517/2394-4722.2018.08
    Published on: 26 Jul 2018  | Viewed:494  | Downloaded:156
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  • Laparoscopic personalized function-preserving gastrectomy with sentinel node mapping for early-stage gastric cancer

    Hiroya Takeuchi , Yuko Kitagawa
    Laparoscopic gastrectomy is considered as an indispensable option between endoscopic resection and standard gastrectomy with open laparotomy for patients with early-stage gastric cancer. However, the extent of gastrectomy and remnant gastric function may affect patients’ quality of life (QOL) after surgery. Therefore, function-preserving gastrectomy in addition to laparoscopic surgery could be considered in patients with early-stage gastric cancer. A prospective multicenter trial and meta-analyses of sentinel node (SN) mapping and biopsy for early-stage gastric cancer have demonstrated... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Reviews of Gastric Cancer Metastasis and Treatment
    J Cancer Metastasis Treat 2018;4:38. | doi:10.20517/2394-4722.2017.83
    Published on: 23 Jul 2018  | Viewed:375  | Downloaded:141
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  • Circulating microRNAs as a liquid biopsy: a next-generation clinical biomarker for diagnosis of gastric cancer

    Shuhei Komatsu , Jun Kiuchi , Taisuke Imamura , Daisuke Ichikawa , Eigo Otsuji
    Accumulating evidence has suggested the potential clinical utility of novel body fluid biomarkers, or “liquid biopsy”, using circulating tumor cells and cell-free nucleic acids from cancer patients. Noninvasive and reproducible, liquid biopsy could provide the basis for individualized therapeutic strategies by identifying genetic and epigenetic aberrations that are closely associated with cancer initiation and progression. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short noncoding RNAs that post-transcriptionally regulate gene expression. They also play important roles in various physiological and... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Reviews of Gastric Cancer Metastasis and Treatment
    J Cancer Metastasis Treat 2018;4:36. | doi:10.20517/2394-4722.2017.58
    Published on: 18 Jul 2018  | Viewed:375  | Downloaded:143
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  • Surgical treatment of stage IV gastric cancer: is it worthwhile?

    Ilaria Pergolini , Paolo Ciano , Gianluca Guercioni , Marco Catarci
    Aim: To analyze clinical features and survival outcomes of patients with surgically-treated stage IV gastric cancer, in order to evaluate the suitability of surgery in these patients. Methods: We performed a systematic literature search using PubMed, MEDLINE, and Embase on October 9th, 2017. Survival outcomes data were collected. Results: The original search returned 2434 papers. Thirty-nine studies were included in the final review, of which 26 evaluated liver metastasis resection, four pulmonary metastasis resections and nine palliative gastrectomies. In total 933 patients underwent... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Reviews of Gastric Cancer Metastasis and Treatment
    J Cancer Metastasis Treat 2018;4:33. | doi:10.20517/2394-4722.2017.84
    Published on: 17 Jul 2018  | Viewed:522  | Downloaded:117
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  • Current trends in gastric cancer treatment in Europe

    Satoshi Kamiya , Ioannis Rouvelas , Mats Lindblad , Magnus Nilsson
    Gastric cancer is one of the major causes of cancer-related deaths, despite the gradual decrease of its incidence in the West. Minimally invasive procedures, such as endoscopic resection and laparoscopic gastrectomy, have been successfully introduced in European high-volume centres, in the treatment of early gastric cancer. Regarding advanced, localized gastric cancer a number of prospective trials have been completed in search of better therapeutic options, aiming to optimize the efficacy vs. adverse effect ratio. From the results of these prospective randomized trials, the therapeutic... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Reviews of Gastric Cancer Metastasis and Treatment
    J Cancer Metastasis Treat 2018;4:35. | doi:10.20517/2394-4722.2017.76
    Published on: 17 Jul 2018  | Viewed:755  | Downloaded:217
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  • Circulating tumor cells in gastric cancer

    Kenichi Nakamura , Masaaki Iwatsuki , Junji Kurashige , Takatsugu Ishimoto , Yoshifumi Baba , Yuji Miyamoto , Naoya Yoshida , Masayuki Watanabe , Hideo Baba
    Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) have received a lot of attention as a novel biomarker for cancer research in past decades. CTCs infiltrate the bloodstream derived from the primary tumor, and are significantly involved in cancer metastasis and recurrence. Although clinical applications have been challenging owing to the difficulties of CTC identification, recent development of technology for specific enrichment and detection of CTCs contributes to diagnosis and treatment. Furthermore, CTC analyses will shed new light on the biological mechanisms of cancer progression and metastasis. A number... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Reviews of Gastric Cancer Metastasis and Treatment
    J Cancer Metastasis Treat 2018;4:32. | doi:10.20517/2394-4722.2017.78
    Published on: 5 Jul 2018  | Viewed:520  | Downloaded:184
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  • Update on targeted therapy and immune therapy for gastric cancer, 2018

    Yuki Kiyozumi , Masaaki Iwatsuki , Kohei Yamashita , Yuki Koga , Naoya Yoshida , Hideo Baba
    Gastric cancer (GC) remains one of the most common cancers and serious health problems worldwide. For unresectable or metastatic advanced gastric cancer, chemotherapy treatment is first selected. Although chemotherapy has improved survival in patients with advanced gastric cancer (AGC), the prognosis of these patients remains poor. In recent years, some therapies targeting biological molecules have been reported to prolong the survival of patients with AGC. Since trastuzumab, a monoclonal antibody that targets HER2, was established as standard therapy for unresectable GC in a HER2-positive... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Reviews of Gastric Cancer Metastasis and Treatment
    J Cancer Metastasis Treat 2018;4:31. | doi:10.20517/2394-4722.2017.77
    Published on: 28 Jun 2018  | Viewed:1441  | Downloaded:230
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  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy for gastric cancer

    Rie Makuuchi , Tomoyuki Irino , Yutaka Tanizawa , Etsuro Bando , Taiichi Kawamura , Masanori Terashima
    Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is performed to achieve an R0 resection for gastric cancer with pancreatic and/or duodenal invasion. Several retrospective case series have been published, but the sample cohorts in each study were heterogeneous and small. Moreover, the absence of prospective studies results in a lack of solid evidence that will help determine who can benefit from this procedure. Although the morbidity and mortality of PD have been reported by most studies to be acceptable and that the procedure is feasible, these remained to be much higher than those of standard gastrectomy.... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Reviews of Gastric Cancer Metastasis and Treatment
    J Cancer Metastasis Treat 2018;4:26. | doi:10.20517/2394-4722.2018.15
    Published on: 7 Jun 2018  | Viewed:365  | Downloaded:30
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  • Management of metastatic esophagogastric junction adenocarcinoma

    Tasuku Toihata , Yu Imamura , Masayuki Watanabe , Hideo Baba
    The prognosis of metastatic disease of esophagogastric junction adenocarcinoma remains poor, despite using a variety of regimens using cytotoxic agents. Recent understanding of molecular characteristic and tumor microenvironment of this cancer is currently instigating new therapeutic options. In this review, we summarized previous evidences of cytotoxic agents widely used worldwide, and updated recent developments of molecular targeted drugs, and immune checkpoint inhibitors. Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Reviews of Gastric Cancer Metastasis and Treatment
    J Cancer Metastasis Treat 2018;4:24. | doi:10.20517/2394-4722.2017.82
    Published on: 17 May 2018  | Viewed:587  | Downloaded:41
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  • Conversion surgery for stage IV gastric cancer

    Satoshi Ida , Masayuki Watanabe
    Gastric cancer with distant metastases, such as para-aortic lymph node metastases, hepatic metastases, and peritoneal dissemination, is classified as stage IV. In this situation, cancer cells have formed micrometastases throughout the body; therefore, according to the algorithm of the Japanese guidelines, stage IV cancer is outside the indication for curative resection. Recent advances in some chemical agents have been remarkable, and some patients have survived for long periods even with stage IV gastric cancer. Thus, even in patients with stage IV gastric cancer, there is a possibility... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Reviews of Gastric Cancer Metastasis and Treatment
    J Cancer Metastasis Treat 2018;4:22. | doi:10.20517/2394-4722.2017.75
    Published on: 16 May 2018  | Viewed:721  | Downloaded:103
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  • Treatment strategy for metastatic gastric cancer in Japan

    Kojiro Eto , Satoshi Ida , Masayuki Watanabe , Hideo Baba
    Despite recent progress in diagnostic imaging, gastric cancer (GC) is occasionally found at an advanced stage with distant metastasis. As metastatic GC is difficult to cure, the treatment strategy should be considered individually based on the physical and socioeconomic status of patients as well as on the GC symptoms. The first choice of treatment for metastatic GC is chemotherapy, and several chemotherapeutic regimens for metastatic or recurrent GC have been developed through randomized controlled trials. Ongoing clinical trials will provide novel therapeutic options for patients with... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Reviews of Gastric Cancer Metastasis and Treatment
    J Cancer Metastasis Treat 2018;4:23. | doi:10.20517/2394-4722.2017.73
    Published on: 16 May 2018  | Viewed:688  | Downloaded:77
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  • Recent trend in gastric cancer treatment in the USA

    Kazuto Harada , Hideo Baba , Jaffer A. Ajani
    Gastric adenocarcinoma (GAC) is estimated as the fifteenth most common cancer in the USA. Incidence rate has been gradually decreasing, but prognosis remains dismal. For patients with locally advanced GAC (stage > T1B and < T4B), multimodality therapies, such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, are needed. Perioperative chemotherapy or postoperative chemoradiation/chemotherapy is recommended. For metastatic GAC patients, combination of two cytotoxics (platinum compound and fluoropyrimidine) has become a common place in the USA, and when HER2 is positive, trastuzumab is... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Reviews of Gastric Cancer Metastasis and Treatment
    J Cancer Metastasis Treat 2018;4:18. | doi:10.20517/2394-4722.2017.74
    Published on: 26 Apr 2018  | Viewed:950  | Downloaded:79
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  • Microenvironment in the pathogenesis of gastric cancer metastasis

    Hiroshi Sawayama , Takatsugu Ishimoto , Hideo Baba
    Tumor tissues contain cancer cells, other cellular and non-cellular components. Tumor microenvironments consist of cancer cells and various types of stromal cells, cancer associated fibroblasts, bone marrow-derived cells, endothelial cells, and hematopoietic cells, mainly tumor-associated macrophages and tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes. Increasing recent evidence has demonstrated that alteration of tumor microenvironments is deeply implicated in tumor progression and metastasis in gastric cancer (GC) patients. Recent investigations have provided insights into the molecular mechanisms of the... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Reviews of Gastric Cancer Metastasis and Treatment
    J Cancer Metastasis Treat 2018;4:10. | doi:10.20517/2394-4722.2017.79
    Published on: 28 Feb 2018  | Viewed:1578  | Downloaded:150
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  • Therapeutic targets against gastric cancer stem cells interacting with tumor microenvironment

    Tomoyuki Uchihara , Takatsugu Ishimoto , Atsuko Yonemura , Hideo Baba
    Gastric cancer (GC) is a major cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. The existence of cancer stem cells (CSCs) is known to be the main reason for resistance to anticancer agents as well as for the development of distant metastases. Although CSCs themselves harbor self-renewal and differentiation abilities, the tumor microenvironment that surrounds CSCs provides secreted factors and supports angiogenesis and is thus responsible for the maintenance of their CSC properties. The current review provides information regarding the impact of the tumor microenvironment on gastric CSCs, which... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Reviews of Gastric Cancer Metastasis and Treatment
    J Cancer Metastasis Treat 2018;4:9. | doi:10.20517/2394-4722.2017.81
    Published on: 26 Feb 2018  | Viewed:1134  | Downloaded:118
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  • Gastric cancer: prevention and treatment of peritoneal metastases

    Paul H. Sugarbaker
    Gastric cancer is an aggressive malignancy that may metastasize through the bloodstream to the liver, through lymphatics to regional lymph nodes, or by penetration of the peritoneal lining of the stomach to result in seeding of the abdominal and pelvis surfaces. Peritoneal metastases are the most common mode of cancer dissemination. Technologies to prevent or treat peritoneal metastases from advanced gastric cancer are presented in this manuscript. The world’s literature, both recent and over the past three decades, was reviewed in order to identify publications that present information... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Reviews of Gastric Cancer Metastasis and Treatment
    J Cancer Metastasis Treat 2018;4:7. | doi:10.20517/2394-4722.2017.67
    Published on: 9 Feb 2018  | Viewed:3345  | Downloaded:160
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  • Significance of peritoneal lavage cytology based on genetic signatures in gastric cancer

    Tasuku Matsuoka , Masakazu Yashiro
    Peritoneal metastasis is the most common pattern of recurrence and the most frequent cause of death after surgery in patients with gastric cancer. Peritoneal free cancer cells disseminated from the primary lesion site have been considered the main cause of peritoneal metastasis. Peritoneal lavage cytological examination (PLC) has been shown to be an independent predictor of gastric cancer relapse after curative resection and poor overall survival. However, the conventional cytological examinations have high rates of false-positive and false-negative findings. To improve the sensitivity,... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Reviews of Gastric Cancer Metastasis and Treatment
    J Cancer Metastasis Treat 2018;4:6. | doi:10.20517/2394-4722.2017.85
    Published on: 9 Feb 2018  | Viewed:1128  | Downloaded:75
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  • Gastric cancer treated with pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy: revising an option for peritoneal carcinomatosis

    Filipa Macedo , Kátia Ladeira , Adhemar Longatto-Filho , Sandra F. Martins
    Aim: Gastric cancer is the cancer with the highest rate of peritoneal metastization and this type of spread is associated with a higher death rate compared to distant organ metastasis. The systemic chemotherapy has a minimal effect in peritoneal metastasis so new types of treatment have emerged. The authors revised the main studies done in pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC) and presented the main conclusions. Methods: A PubMed search was conducted focusing on PIPAC in gastric cancer. The MeSH database was searched with the terms: “Gastric cancer [MeSH] and... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Reviews of Gastric Cancer Metastasis and Treatment
    J Cancer Metastasis Treat 2018;4:8. | doi:10.20517/2394-4722.2017.72
    Published on: 9 Feb 2018  | Viewed:1449  | Downloaded:105
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