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World J Gastrointest Surg. Oct 27, 2015; 7(10): 223-225
Published online Oct 27, 2015. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v7.i10.223
Way forward: Geriatric frailty assessment as risk predictor in gastric cancer surgery
Juul JW Tegels, Jan HMB Stoot
Juul JW Tegels, Jan HMB Stoot, Department of Surgery, Atrium-Orbis Medical Centre, 6130 MB Sittard, The Netherlands
Author contributions: Tegels JJW and Stoot JHMB equally contributed to this work.
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Correspondence to: Jan HMB Stoot, MD, PhD, Department of Surgery, Atrium-Orbis Medical Centre, PO Box 5500, 6130 MB Sittard, The Netherlands. j.stoot@orbisconcern.nl
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Received: February 20, 2015
Peer-review started: February 22, 2015
First decision: April 27, 2015
Revised: May 19, 2015
Accepted: August 30, 2015
Article in press: August 31, 2015
Published online: October 27, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: Geriatric frailty assessment is an important way forward in order to provide a better preoperative risk assessment in gastric cancer surgical patients.