Dr. Miglena Stamboliyska’s monograph Modern Prevention of Gastric Cancer is devoted to the prevention of a gastric cancer. This is a socially significant nosological unit and despite its declining incidence, it remains a substantial clinical challenge. Gastric cancer is the second common gastrointestinal tumour next to colorectal cancer and then fifth malignant disease in Bulgaria.
Its etiology is multifactorial and includes the role of Helicobacter pylori, dietary factors, life-style, genetics, etc. Gastric cancer development is a complex multi-step process containing genetic and epigenetic changes of oncogenes in gastric epithelial cells.
Making use of her rich scientific and clinical experience, Dr. Stamboliyska answers brilliantly and indicates the possible means for the achievement of this goal. The monograph is written at a high scientific level and contains contemporary knowledge of gastric cancer prevention.