Published online Oct 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i37.10636
Peer-review started: May 20, 2015
First decision: June 23, 2015
Revised: July 9, 2015
Accepted: August 31, 2015
Article in press: August 31, 2015
Published online: October 7, 2015
Core tip: Gastric cancer (GC) is the fourth most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the world. Despite the improvement of conventional therapies for advanced GC, the length or quality of life of patients with advanced GC is still poor. Resveratrol exerts bactericidal activity against Helicobacter pylori, acting as a GC preventive agent. Resveratrol therapeutic potential against GC initiation and progression is thus required to be surveyed and this is done within this minireview.