Proposed molecular and miRNA classification of gastric cancer

Lara Alessandrini, Melissa Manchi, Valli De Re, Riccardo Dolcetti, Vincenzo Canzonieri

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Gastric cancer (GC) is a common malignant neoplasm worldwide and one of the main cause of cancer-related deaths. Despite some advances in therapies, long-term survival of patients with advanced disease remains poor. Different types of classification have been used to stratify patients with GC for shaping prognosis and treatment planning. Based on new knowledge of molecular pathways associated with different aspect of GC, new pathogenetic classifications for GC have been and continue to be proposed. These novel classifications create a new paradigm in the definition of cancer biology and allow the identification of relevant GC genomic subsets by using different techniques such as genomic screenings, functional studies and molecular or epigenetic characterization. An improved prognostic classification for GC is essential for the development of a proper therapy for a proper patient population. The aim of this review is to discuss the state-of-the-art on combining histological and molecular classifications of GC to give an overview of the emerging therapeutic possibilities connected to the latest discoveries regarding GC.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1683
JournalInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 6 2018


  • EBV infection
  • Gastric cancer
  • Gene expression profile
  • Gene mutation
  • Microsatellite
  • MiRNA
  • Molecular gastric cancer subtype
  • Preclinical models

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Molecular Biology
  • Spectroscopy
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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