Siewert III esophagogastric junction adenocarcinoma: does TNM 8th save us?

Siewert III esophagogastric junction adenocarcinoma: does TNM 8th save us? Siewert III cancers were classified as esophageal cancers by the TNM 7th edition (TNM7), while being defined as gastric cancers by the new TNM 8th edition (TNM8). Aim of this study was to compare previous and present TNM classifications of Siewert III. From 2000 to 2015, 309 patients with Siewert III adenocarcinoma were treated at ten high-volume centers, belonging to the GIRCG (Italian Research Group for Gastric Cancer). We retrospectively analyzed overall survival according to TNM classifications: gastric TNM8 was compared with either gastric TNM7 or esophageal TNM7. Median number of lymph nodes harvested was 31 (interquartile range 22–44). Agreement between gastric TNM7 and TNM8 was very good (weighted kappa 92.3%, IC 95% 90.3–94.1%). Accordingly, stage migration was observed in 54 of 309 patients (17.5%), with 12 patients upstaged (3.9%) and 42 downstaged (13.6%). Cox models including either gastric TNM7 or TNM8 achieved similar goodness-of-fit and c-index. Differences were much larger, when shifting from esophageal TNM7 to gastric TNM8: the agreement was much lower (weighted kappa 69.1%, 65.2–73.2%), with 196 of 309 patients (63.4%) downstaging. The corresponding Cox model presented the lowest goodness-of-fit and discrimination ability. Gastric TNM7 and TNM8 were largely superimposable, so that stage migration was minor and prognostic significance was similar. At variance, stage migration was substantial when shifting from esophageal TNM7 to TNM8. Moreover, survival models with esophageal TNM7 presented the worst goodness-of-fit and the lowest discrimination ability. This further supports placing Siewert III among gastric cancers, as done in TNM8. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Updates in Surgery Springer Journals

Siewert III esophagogastric junction adenocarcinoma: does TNM 8th save us?

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Springer International Publishing
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Copyright © 2018 by Italian Society of Surgery (SIC)
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Surgery
ISSN
2038-131X
eISSN
2038-3312
D.O.I.
10.1007/s13304-018-0537-1
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Abstract

Siewert III cancers were classified as esophageal cancers by the TNM 7th edition (TNM7), while being defined as gastric cancers by the new TNM 8th edition (TNM8). Aim of this study was to compare previous and present TNM classifications of Siewert III. From 2000 to 2015, 309 patients with Siewert III adenocarcinoma were treated at ten high-volume centers, belonging to the GIRCG (Italian Research Group for Gastric Cancer). We retrospectively analyzed overall survival according to TNM classifications: gastric TNM8 was compared with either gastric TNM7 or esophageal TNM7. Median number of lymph nodes harvested was 31 (interquartile range 22–44). Agreement between gastric TNM7 and TNM8 was very good (weighted kappa 92.3%, IC 95% 90.3–94.1%). Accordingly, stage migration was observed in 54 of 309 patients (17.5%), with 12 patients upstaged (3.9%) and 42 downstaged (13.6%). Cox models including either gastric TNM7 or TNM8 achieved similar goodness-of-fit and c-index. Differences were much larger, when shifting from esophageal TNM7 to gastric TNM8: the agreement was much lower (weighted kappa 69.1%, 65.2–73.2%), with 196 of 309 patients (63.4%) downstaging. The corresponding Cox model presented the lowest goodness-of-fit and discrimination ability. Gastric TNM7 and TNM8 were largely superimposable, so that stage migration was minor and prognostic significance was similar. At variance, stage migration was substantial when shifting from esophageal TNM7 to TNM8. Moreover, survival models with esophageal TNM7 presented the worst goodness-of-fit and the lowest discrimination ability. This further supports placing Siewert III among gastric cancers, as done in TNM8.

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Updates in SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: May 28, 2018

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