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Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú

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BELTRAN GARATE, Brady et al. Impact of the Epstein Barr virus on gastric cancer in Peru. Rev. gastroenterol. Perú [online]. 2019, vol.39, n.4, pp.319-322. ISSN 1022-5129.

Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) is responsible of 10% of Gastric Cancer (GC), correlating with better survival rates. In Peru, there were not studies about prevalence and clinical characteristics of CG EBV positive. Objective: Determine prevalence and clinicopathological characteristics of GC EBV positive. Materials and methods: 111 GC tumour samples were centrally screened by Chromogenic in situ hybridization (CISH) technique for EBV-encoded RNA (EBER) transcript. Results: 8.4% of cases were positive for EBV. Most cases EBV positive were more than 60 years old; male, antrum/pylorus had more frequent localizations. Most cases had an intestinal type and tubular patter and a tendency to better prognostic in comparison EBV negative cases. Conclusion: EBV positive GC is an entity with a prevalence of 8.4% in Peru with distinctive clinical and morphological characteristics.

Keywords : Epstein-Barr virus; Cancer, gastric; Survival.

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