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Turkish Journal of Cancer
2006, Volume 36, Number 3, Page(s) 108-115
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The clinical and pathological features of patients with gastric cancer in Turkey: A Turkish Oncology Group Study
BÜLENT YALÇIN1, NURULLAH ZENGİN2, FAZIL AYDIN3, MAHMUT İLHAN4, ABDURRAHMAN IŞIKDOĞAN5, GÖKHAN DEMİR6, FARUK AYKAN7, İSMAİL ÇELİK8, FAYSAL DANE9, ZEKİ ÜSTÜNER10, M CEM BÖRÜBAN11, HAKAN BOZCUK12, H ŞENOL COŞKUN13, AZİZ KARAOĞLU14, MUSTAFA ALTINBAŞ15, DENİZ YAMAÇ16, İBRAHİM TEK1, BURÇİN BUDAKOĞLU2, GÜNGÖR UTKAN1, FEYYAZ ÖZDEMİR3, SERCAN AKSOY8, NURİYE ÖZDEMİR2, HAKAN AKBULUT1, ABDULLAH BÜYÜKÇELİK1, FİKRİ İÇLİ1
1Ankara University School of Medicine, Department of Medical Oncology,2Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Department of Medical Oncology,3Karadeniz Technical University School of Medicine, Department of Medical Oncology,4Yüzüncüyıl University School of Medicine, Department of Medical Oncology,5Dicle University School of Medicine, Department of Medical Oncology,6Istanbul University Cerrahpafla Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Oncology,7Istanbul University Institute of Oncology, Department of Medical Oncology,8Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Department of Medical Oncology,9Marmara University School of Medicine, Department of Medical Oncology,10Osmangazi University School of Medicine, Department of Medical Oncology,11Selçuk University School of Medicine, Department of Medical Oncology,12Akdeniz University School of Medicine, Department of Medical Oncology,13Süleyman Demirel University School of Medicine, Department of Medical Oncology,14Fırat University School of Medicine, Department of Medical Oncology,15Erciyes University School of Medicine, Department of Medical Oncology,16Gazi University School of Medicine, Department of Medical Oncology

Although the incidence of gastric cancer has declined dramatically in western countries; it is, after the breast cancer in women and lung cancer in men, the second most common cancer in Turkey with a high mortality. Surgery is the mainstay in the management of gastric cancer, and unresectable disease has poor prognosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinicopathological and epidemiological features of patients with gastric cancer in Turkey. A questionnaire was used to collect information on clinicopathological and socioeconomic features of all patients with newly diagnosed gastric cancer in contributing 16 different centers in Turkey in the year 2004. The findings were analyzed by the geographic regions in patients live. Ninehundred seventy-one patients with newly diagnosed gastric cancer in 2004 were included in the study. Mean age of the patients was 57±12.9 (mean±SD) years. Male-female ratio was 2/1. The rate of cancer resectability was lower in Eastern Turkey (ET) than Western Turkey (WT) (31.6% vs. 63.4%, p=0.0001). Also, socioeconomic status of the patients was lowest in ET (53.6% vs. 32.3%, p=0.0001). H. pylori gastritis and intestinal metaplasia were more common in ET when compared to WT (75.0% vs. 40.5%; p=0.003, and 68.4% vs. 18.1%; p=0.0001, respectively). Lower resectability rate of disease in ET should be appreciated. Further epidemiological study of gastric cancer is warranted in Turkey. [Turk J Cancer 2006;36(3):108-115].

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