Clinical Challenges in Surgical Oncology: Gastric Cancer

EP. 752May. 23, 202429:52
Surgical Oncology
Surgical Oncology
Join the Behind the Knife Surgical Oncology Team as we discuss the presentation, work-up, and management of gastric cancer.

- Timothy Vreeland, MD, FACS (@vreelant) is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Surgical Oncologist at Brooke Army Medical Center
- Connor Chick, MD (@connor_chick) is a Surgical Oncology fellow at Ohio State University.
- Lexy (Alexandra) Adams, MD, MPH (@lexyadams16) is a PGY-6 General Surgery resident at Brooke Army Medical Center
- Beth (Elizabeth) Carpenter, MD (@elizcarpenter16) is a PGY-5 General Surgery resident at Brooke Army Medical Center

Learning Objectives:
In this episode, we review the basics of gastric cancer, including presentation, work-up, staging, and treatment modalities as well as high yield topics including the Siewert classification system. We also briefly discuss trials establishing peri-operative chemotherapy regimens for gastric cancer and the controversy of D1 vs. D2 lymphadenectomy.

Links to Papers Referenced in this Episode

Perioperative Chemotherapy versus Surgery Alone for Resectable Gastroesophageal Cancer.
NEJM 2006 Jul;355(1):11-20.

Perioperative chemotherapy with fluorouracil plus leucovorin, oxaliplatin, and docetaxel versus fluorouracil or capecitabine plus cisplatin and epirubicin for locally advanced, resectable gastric or gastro-oesphageal junction adenocarcinoma (FLOT4): a randomized, phase2/3 trial
Lancet 2019 May;393(10184):1948-1957.

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