Gastric Cancer: Is Era of Molecular Classification Here?
- *Corresponding Author:
- Xuchen Zhang, MD, PhD
Department of Pathology
Yale University School of Medicine and VA Connecticut Healthcare System
New Haven, CT, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: August 21, 2013; Accepted date: December 09, 2013; Published date: December 11, 2013
Citation: Zhang X, Neto AG (2013) Gastric Cancer: Is Era of Molecular Classification Here? J Mol Genet Med 7:81. doi: 10.4172/1747-0862.1000081
Copyright: © 2013 Zhang X, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited
Gastric cancer has a dismal prognosis and remains one of the deadly diseases worldwide. It has increasingly been recognized that gastric cancer is heterogeneous disease, which may be subdivided into different groups based on histological, anatomical, and molecular classifications. New classifications combining histological features,anatomical locations, and molecular signatures will help improve our understanding of the biology and pathogenesis,and aid in finding novel therapeutic targets in gastric cancers.