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Journal of Oncology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 641218, 7 pages
Research Article

Analysis on the Clinical and Pathological Features and Prognosis of Familial Gastric Cancer in South China Population: A Single-Center Study of 724 Patients

Department of Gastric Surgery, Union Hospital, Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou 350001, China

Received 1 May 2012; Revised 17 August 2012; Accepted 9 September 2012

Academic Editor: James L. Mulshine

Copyright © 2012 Jun Lu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Gastric cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death worldwide. It is estimated that 5–10% of gastric cancer cases have a familial association; however, knowledge concerning the clinical, pathological features and prognosis to familial gastric cancer is currently limited. To our best knowledge, this is the largest number of single center patients reported in southern China. Our research can help these rare families to obtain optimal treatment in the future. Our work is supported by Union Hospital of Fujian Medical University.