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World J Gastroenterol. Oct 7, 2015; 21(37): 10636-10643
Published online Oct 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i37.10636
Resveratrol: A potential challenger against gastric cancer
Aida Zulueta, Anna Caretti, Paola Signorelli, Riccardo Ghidoni
Aida Zulueta, Anna Caretti, Paola Signorelli, Riccardo Ghidoni, Department of Health Sciences, San Paolo Hospital, University of Milan, 20142 Milano, Italy
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Correspondence to: Riccardo Ghidoni, PhD, Department of Health Sciences, San Paolo Hospital, University of Milan, via Antonio di Rudinì 8, 20142 Milano, Italy.
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Received: May 18, 2015
Peer-review started: May 20, 2015
First decision: June 23, 2015
Revised: July 9, 2015
Accepted: August 31, 2015
Article in press: August 31, 2015
Published online: October 7, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: Gastric cancer (GC) is the fourth most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the world. Despite the improvement of conventional therapies for advanced GC, the length or quality of life of patients with advanced GC is still poor. Resveratrol exerts bactericidal activity against Helicobacter pylori, acting as a GC preventive agent. Resveratrol therapeutic potential against GC initiation and progression is thus required to be surveyed and this is done within this minireview.