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Gastric Cancer Challenges in Young Adults: Genetic and Socioeconomic Features in Different Brazilian Country Regions

Volume 3 - Issue 2

Maria Lucia Hirata Katayama1, Rosimeire Aparecida Roela1, Simone Maistro1, Marina Candido Visontai Cormedi1, Edia Filomena Di Tullio Lopes2, Rodrigo Santa Cruz Guindalini1,3 and Maria Aparecida Azevedo Koike Folgueira*1

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    • 1Instituto do Cancer do Estado de Sao Paulo, Departamento de Radiologia e Oncologia, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
    • 2Instituto do Cancer do Estado de Sao Paulo, Registro Hospitalar de Cancer, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
    • 3CLION, CAM Group, Brazil

    *Corresponding author: Maria Aparecida Azevedo Koike Folgueira, Associate Professor, Instituto do Câncer do Estado de São Paulo Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo Departamento de Radiologia e Oncologia Av. Dr. Arnaldo, 251, 8º andar, sala 69 01246‐000, São Paulo, SP, Brasil

Received: March 05, 2018;   Published: March 19, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.03.000866

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Gastric cancer in young adults is a challenging situation. In Brazil, recent data indicates that most of them are diagnosed with advanced disease and that CDH1 germline mutations are not frequently detected. It is high time to characterize the spectrum and frequency of germline mutations in gastric cancer young patients and to improve health care to high risk individuals.

Keywords: Cancer Gastric; Young adults

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