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New Special Issue on digestive tumors in Latin America


ecancermedicalscience has published a new Special Issue on digestive cancers in Latin America, bringing together five articles from experts in the region.

The incidence and mortality of gastric cancer is on the rise in Latin America, creating a need for awareness and reliable information. The new Special Issue is available in English and Spanish, and is available for the public to read for free.

The five papers address topics in epidemiology, basic science, and policy, as well as some unusual and educational case reports.

"Digestive tract neoplasias are growing steadily more significant across Latin America, reflecting the rising incidence of these tumours," says Guest Editor Dr Christian Caglevic of the Fundación Arturo López Pérez, Santiago, Chile.

"The unusual epidemiology of digestive cancers in Latin America has drawn interest from physicians who treat these neoplasias."


For healthcare professionals in the Latin American region, this Special Issue will provide an excellent resource.

Read the articles here:


Caglevic Christian, Silva Shirley, Mahave Mauricio, Torres Javiera, Rolfo Christian, Gallardo Jorge and Carrasco Paula (2016) Hepatocellular carcinoma in identical twins in Chile: case report ecancer 10 708

Caglevic Christian, Silva Shirley, Mahave Mauricio, Rolfo Christian and Gallardo Jorge (2016) The current situation for gastric cancer in Chile ecancer 10 707

Solé Sebastián Z, Larsen Francisco E and Solé Claudio V (2016) Why a D2 gastrectomy plus adjuvant chemotherapy is insufficient in locally advanced gastric cancer ecancer 10 706

Mondaca Sebastián, Hornig Valentina, Munoz-Schuffenegger Pablo, Acevedo Francisco, Garrido Marcelo and Nervi Bruno (2016) Central nervous system metastasis secondary to colorectal cancer: a retrospective cohort study of 20 cases ecancer 10 705

Villanueva Olivares Luis (2016) Cancer of the gallbladder--Chilean statisticsecancer 10 704

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