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The Earlier Diagnosis of Stomach Cancer

The Earlier Diagnosis of Stomach Cancer Abstract In the United States, diagnosis of early gastric cancer is, for the most part, grossly inadequate despite availability of new and improved diagnostic means. One of the several reasons for this, in the face of the very poor results in treatment for gastric cancer, is that it has been fashionable of late to point out that the incidence of gastric cancer in the United States is reducing (meaning that it may now be relatively ignored). However, among causes of death from cancer projected for 1968, stomach cancer ranks fifth, behind lung, breast, colon, and pancreatic cancer, and ahead of rectal cancer.1 Concerning importance of early diagnosis of stomach cancer, it should be sufficient to note that the five-year survival of those with localized gastric cancer in the United States is 40%, whereas with regional involvement, a five-year survival of only 12% results.2 These figures alone establish quite a References 1. 1968 Cancer Facts and Figures , American Cancer Society , New York, 1968. 2. 1966 Cancer Facts and Figures , American Cancer Society , New York, 1966. 3. Kuru, M.: Atlas of Early Carcinoma of the Stomach , Tokyo: Nakayama-Shoten Co., Ltd., 1967, p 3. 4. Ichikawa, H., et al: Double Contrast Radiography in Demonstrating Lesions of Gastric Mucosa , Proceedings of the First Congress of the International Society of Endoscopy , Tokyo: Hitachi Printing Co., Ltd., 1966, pp 310-312. 5. Shirakabi, H., et al: Atlas of X-Ray Diagnosis of Early Gastric Cancer , Tokyo: Igaku Shoin, Ltd., 1966. 6. Hayashida, T., and Kidokoro, T.: The Gastrocamera and Cytodiagnosis , Proceedings of the First Congress of the International Society of Endoscopy , Tokyo: Hitachi Printing Co., Ltd., 1966. 7. Tasaka, S.; Hayashida, T.; and Yoshitoshi, Y.: The Gastrocamera and Its Clinical Application , Tokyo: Bunkodo Co., Ltd., 1967. 8. Kasugai, T., et al: The Diagnosis of Gastric Cancer, Especially Early Gastric Cancer: The Gastric Biopsy Under Direct Vision by the Fibergastroscope , Proceedings of the First Congress of the International Society of Endoscopy , Tokyo: Hitachi Printing Co., Ltd., 1966, pp 248-251. 9. Tobita, Y., and Hara, Y.: Studies on the Gastric Biopsy and Brushing by Gastrofiberscope With Angle-Change (Olympus GFB) , Proceedings of the First Congress of the International Society of Endoscopy , Tokyo: Hitachi Printing Co., Ltd., 1966, pp 328-329. 10. Hara, Y., et al: Clinical Experience With the Gastrocamera , Ann Surg 159:542-547 ( (April) ) 1964.Crossref 11. Hoon, J.R.: The Many Views of Gastrocamera , Industr Med Surg 34:67-70 ( (Jan) ) 1965. 12. Hoon, J.R.: Operation of the Gastro-camera in Intragastric Photography , Int Abstr Surg 46:118-124 ( (Aug) ) 1966. 13. Hara, Y., et al: Intragastric Photography: Gastrocamera With Fiberscope , Arch Surg 94:337-343 ( (March) ) 1967.Crossref 14. Morrissey, J.F.: Speaking on panel at meeting of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy , Colorado Springs, Colo, May 1967. 15. Kuru, M.: Atlas of Early Carcinoma of the Stomach , Tokyo: Nakayama-Shoten Co., Ltd., 1967, p 12. 16. Tasaka, S., and Sakita, T.: Progress of Gastrocamera Examination , Proceedings of the First Congress of the International Society of Endoscopy , Tokyo: Hitachi Printing Co., Ltd., 1966, pp 70-71. 17. Tasaka, S., and Oguro, Y.: Fundamental Studies on the Optimum Photographic Conditions of the Gastrofiberscope and Gastrocamera Examinations , Proceedings of the First Congress of the International Society of Endoscopy , Tokyo: Hitachi Printing Co., Ltd., 1966, pp 320-327. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

The Earlier Diagnosis of Stomach Cancer

Archives of Surgery , Volume 98 (2) – Feb 1, 1969

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0004-0010
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Abstract

Abstract In the United States, diagnosis of early gastric cancer is, for the most part, grossly inadequate despite availability of new and improved diagnostic means. One of the several reasons for this, in the face of the very poor results in treatment for gastric cancer, is that it has been fashionable of late to point out that the incidence of gastric cancer in the United States is reducing (meaning that it may now be relatively ignored). However, among causes of death from cancer projected for 1968, stomach cancer ranks fifth, behind lung, breast, colon, and pancreatic cancer, and ahead of rectal cancer.1 Concerning importance of early diagnosis of stomach cancer, it should be sufficient to note that the five-year survival of those with localized gastric cancer in the United States is 40%, whereas with regional involvement, a five-year survival of only 12% results.2 These figures alone establish quite a References 1. 1968 Cancer Facts and Figures , American Cancer Society , New York, 1968. 2. 1966 Cancer Facts and Figures , American Cancer Society , New York, 1966. 3. Kuru, M.: Atlas of Early Carcinoma of the Stomach , Tokyo: Nakayama-Shoten Co., Ltd., 1967, p 3. 4. Ichikawa, H., et al: Double Contrast Radiography in Demonstrating Lesions of Gastric Mucosa , Proceedings of the First Congress of the International Society of Endoscopy , Tokyo: Hitachi Printing Co., Ltd., 1966, pp 310-312. 5. Shirakabi, H., et al: Atlas of X-Ray Diagnosis of Early Gastric Cancer , Tokyo: Igaku Shoin, Ltd., 1966. 6. Hayashida, T., and Kidokoro, T.: The Gastrocamera and Cytodiagnosis , Proceedings of the First Congress of the International Society of Endoscopy , Tokyo: Hitachi Printing Co., Ltd., 1966. 7. Tasaka, S.; Hayashida, T.; and Yoshitoshi, Y.: The Gastrocamera and Its Clinical Application , Tokyo: Bunkodo Co., Ltd., 1967. 8. Kasugai, T., et al: The Diagnosis of Gastric Cancer, Especially Early Gastric Cancer: The Gastric Biopsy Under Direct Vision by the Fibergastroscope , Proceedings of the First Congress of the International Society of Endoscopy , Tokyo: Hitachi Printing Co., Ltd., 1966, pp 248-251. 9. Tobita, Y., and Hara, Y.: Studies on the Gastric Biopsy and Brushing by Gastrofiberscope With Angle-Change (Olympus GFB) , Proceedings of the First Congress of the International Society of Endoscopy , Tokyo: Hitachi Printing Co., Ltd., 1966, pp 328-329. 10. Hara, Y., et al: Clinical Experience With the Gastrocamera , Ann Surg 159:542-547 ( (April) ) 1964.Crossref 11. Hoon, J.R.: The Many Views of Gastrocamera , Industr Med Surg 34:67-70 ( (Jan) ) 1965. 12. Hoon, J.R.: Operation of the Gastro-camera in Intragastric Photography , Int Abstr Surg 46:118-124 ( (Aug) ) 1966. 13. Hara, Y., et al: Intragastric Photography: Gastrocamera With Fiberscope , Arch Surg 94:337-343 ( (March) ) 1967.Crossref 14. Morrissey, J.F.: Speaking on panel at meeting of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy , Colorado Springs, Colo, May 1967. 15. Kuru, M.: Atlas of Early Carcinoma of the Stomach , Tokyo: Nakayama-Shoten Co., Ltd., 1967, p 12. 16. Tasaka, S., and Sakita, T.: Progress of Gastrocamera Examination , Proceedings of the First Congress of the International Society of Endoscopy , Tokyo: Hitachi Printing Co., Ltd., 1966, pp 70-71. 17. Tasaka, S., and Oguro, Y.: Fundamental Studies on the Optimum Photographic Conditions of the Gastrofiberscope and Gastrocamera Examinations , Proceedings of the First Congress of the International Society of Endoscopy , Tokyo: Hitachi Printing Co., Ltd., 1966, pp 320-327.

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Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 1969

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