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World J Gastroenterol. Nov 21, 2015; 21(43): 12249-12260
Published online Nov 21, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i43.12249
Recent aspects for disseminated carcinomatosis of the bone marrow associated with gastric cancer: What has been done for the past, and what will be needed in future?
Haruo Iguchi
Haruo Iguchi, Department of Gastroenterology, Shikoku Cancer Center, Matsuyama, Ehime 791-0280, Japan
Author contributions: Iguchi H wrote the manuscript.
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Correspondence to: Dr. Haruo Iguchi, Department of Gastroenterology, Shikoku Cancer Center, Minami-Umemotomachi Ko 160, Matsuyama, Ehime 791-0280, Japan.
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Received: April 27, 2015
Peer-review started: May 1, 2015
First decision: June 23, 2015
Revised: July 24, 2015
Accepted: October 23, 2015
Article in press: October 26, 2015
Published online: November 21, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: Disseminated carcinomatosis of the bone marrow is characterized by widespread bone metastasis from solid tumors with hematological disorders coexisted. This disease is frequently complicated with gastric cancer among solid tumors although its incidence is very rare. Technological innovations in diagnosis and treatment for cancer have remarkably improved in recent years, however, prognosis of this disease associated with gastric cancer remains still very poor. In this review, I summarize the results obtained for the past, and propose ways to improve the prognosis of this disease associated with gastric cancer.