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World J Gastroenterol. Feb 28, 2024; 30(8): 779-793
Published online Feb 28, 2024. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v30.i8.779
Immunotherapy of gastric cancer: Present status and future perspectives
John K Triantafillidis, Manousos M Konstadoulakis, Apostolos E Papalois
John K Triantafillidis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Unit, “Metropolitan General” Hospital, Holargos 15562, Attica, Greece. Hellenic Society for Gastrointestinal Oncology, 354 Iera Odos, Chaidari 12461, Attica, Greece
Manousos M Konstadoulakis, Second Department of Surgery, University of Athens School of Medicine, Aretaieion Hospital, Athens 11528, Attica, Greece
Apostolos E Papalois, Unit of Surgical Research and Training, Second Department of Surgery, University of Athens, School of Medicine, Aretaieion Hospital, Athens 11528, Attica, Greece
Author contributions: All authors contributed to the preparation of the final manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Apostolos E Papalois, DPhil, Visiting Professor, Unit of Surgical Research and Training, Second Department of Surgery, University of Athens, School of Medicine, Aretaieion Hospital, 76 Vas Sophias Avenue, Athens 11528, Attica, Greece. apostolospapalois@gmail.com
Received: November 5, 2023
Peer-review started: November 6, 2023
First decision: December 4, 2023
Revised: December 14, 2023
Accepted: January 29, 2024
Article in press: January 29, 2024
Published online: February 28, 2024
Core Tip

Core Tip: Gastric cancer (GC) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Conservative treatment in the form of chemotherapy has recently made remarkable advances, particularly in the field of immunotherapy. Immunotherapy of GC represents one of the most important fields of research worldwide today, particularly in China, the United States, and Japan, as well as in some Western European countries. Several treatment regimens have been approved and are being implemented with satisfactory results. Also, several treatment regimens are currently under investigation, which are expected to improve the disappointing prognosis of this malignant neoplasm.