Published on: Apr 16, 2015 at The Econologist

Scientists have found that most gastric tumors harbor genetic alterations that may respond to targeted therapies

By : The Econologist

Background. Gastric cancer (GC) is a major global cancer burden and the second most common cause of global cancer-related deaths. The addition of anti-ERBB2 (HER2) targeted therapy to chemotherapy improves survival forERBB2-amplified advanced GC patients; however, the majority of GC patients do not harbor this alteration and thus cannot benefit from targeted therapy under current practice paradigms.

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