Systemic Therapy for Advanced Gastric Cancer

This is a clinical practice guideline for adult patients with advanced (non-resectable; either locally advanced or metastatic) adenocarcinoma of the gastroesophageal junction (but not with squamous cell carcinoma). The guideline provides recommendations on chemotherapy treatment with review of chemotherapy agents by class, as well as comparison of 5-fluorouracil (CIV)/epirubicin/cisplatin regimens vs. other chemotherapy. The guideline also discusses the contribution of targeted therapies. Outcomes of interest including overall survival, objective response rate (complete plus partial response), time to disease progression, adverse effects, and quality of life.