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The Japanese Viewpoint on the Histopathology of Early Gastric Cancer

Sekine, S; Yoshida, H; Jansen, M; Kushima, R; (2016) The Japanese Viewpoint on the Histopathology of Early Gastric Cancer. Stem Cells, Pre-neoplasia, and Early Cancer of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract , 908 pp. 331-346. 10.1007/978-3-319-41388-4_16.

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Abstract

Japanese histopathologists have traditionally had greater opportunity to study the histology and clinical course of early gastric cancer because of technological developments including double contrast radiography and endoscopy systems, combined with the higher incidence of gastric cancer in the general population in Japan. Endoscopic resection is now considered best practice for treatment of early gastric cancers with a negligible risk of lymph node metastasis. Histopathologic evaluation plays a critical role in assessing the likelihood of lymph node metastasis on endoscopically resected specimens. There remains disparity between Western and Japanese histopathologists in the conceptual approach to the histopathologic evaluation of neoplastic lesions in the upper gastrointestinal tract, in particular regarding lesions straddling the borderline between noninvasive and invasive disease. Although in routine practice, the clinical impact of these conceptual differences is small, this disparity does complicate international exchange of datasets and the development of globally applicable formal definitions. Here we review the current practice in histological diagnosis of early gastric cancer in Japan and discuss some of the conceptual differences between Japanese and Western histopathological assessment of lesions in the neoplastic stomach.

Type: Article
Title: The Japanese Viewpoint on the Histopathology of Early Gastric Cancer
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-41388-4_16
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41388-4_16
Language: English
Keywords: Gastric cancer, Endoscopy, Histopathology, EBV, Helicobacter pylori
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Cancer Institute
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Cancer Institute > Research Department of Pathology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10046575
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