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October 30, 1967

Neoplasms of the Stomach

JAMA. 1967;202(5):443. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130180109033

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This monograph deals with all phases of gastric neoplasia, but the authors emphasize recent advances in diagnostic and therapeutic methods. They have drawn from their combined surgical experiences with over 1,700 cases of gastric tumors seen at the Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases in New York over the past quarter century. The comprehensive coverage of the gastric cancer problem has been aided by the efforts of 24 contributing authors comprising other surgeons, internists, epidemiologists, radiologists, pathologists, endoscopists, cytologists, and statisticians.

In addition to concisely written discussions in each of the respective specialties, a number of unsettled issues have been squarely faced. For example, there are rather candid chapters devoted to the significance of adenomatous polyps, the etiologic role of chronic atrophic gastritis, the problem posed by the small polypoid gastric tumor, inflammatory lesions simulating cancer, and the value of exfoliative cytologic examinations of the stomach. Several chapters are