Clinical practice guidelines for gastric cancer in Korea: An evidence-based approach

Jun Haeng Lee, Jae G. Kim, Hye Kyung Jung, Jung Hoon Kim, Woo Kyoung Jeong, Tae Joo Jeon, Joon Mee Kim, Young Il Kim, Keun Won Ryu, Seong Ho Kong, Hyoung Il Kim, Hwoon Yong Jung, Yong Sik Kim, Dae Young Zang, Jae Yong Cho, Joon Oh Park, Do Hoon Lim, Eun Sun Jung, Hyeong Sik Ahn, Hyun Jung Kim

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Although gastric cancer is quite common in Korea, the treatment outcome is relatively favorable compared to those in western countries. However, there are currently no Korean multidisciplinary guidelines for gastric cancer. Experts from related societies developed guidelines de novo to meet Korean circumstances and requirements, including 23 recommendation statements for diagnosis (n=9) and treatment (n=14) based on relevant key questions. The quality of the evidence was rated according to the GRADE evidence evaluation framework: the evidence levels were based on a systematic review of the literature, and the recommendation grades were classified as either strong or weak. The applicability of the guidelines was considered to meet patients' view and preferences in the context of Korea. The topics of the guidelines cover diagnostic modalities (endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, and radiologic diagnosis), treatment modalities (surgery, therapeutic endoscopy, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy), and pathologic evaluation. An external review of the guidelines was conducted during the finalization phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-104
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Gastric Cancer
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2014


  • Guidelines
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Stomach neoplasms


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