Gastric cancer is a common digestive tract cancer, occurred in middle-aged and older men. The distribution is a clear regional differences, Latin America, Asia and Central Europe, such as Japan, Chile, Iceland and other countries a higher rate of incidence, the United States, the United Kingdom and other countries the incidence is lower. Our country the incidence of gastric cancer and higher mortality. A large number of census data shows that the reasons for the incidence of gastric cancer and the environment, race, living habits, diet, genetic and nitrosamines, trace elements, and with partial gastric lesions, such as gastric polyps, intestinal metaplasia, atrophic gastritis, also related to , but the exact cause is unclear.
Modern Chinese medicine literature relating to gastric cancer, 60 years ago the use of private prescription only sporadic reports of targeted therapy, and case-based, reported in 1960, is the treatment of gastric cancer cases civil introduced prescription. 70's to set up a national prevention and treatment of gastric cancer research collaborative group, which are equipped with Chinese medicine, traditional Chinese and western medicine and other professional groups, from the experiment carried out to clinical systems, extensive research. After the 80's, Chinese medicine treatment of gastric cancer into the person to explore the nature and treatment of type certification for the purpose of the law of the new era, in large samples (the number of cases in more than 100 cases) based on the observation and conduct, including evidence-based nature of gastric cancer, differentiation Shi governance rules of the theory of governance, effective prescriptions such as the study of Chinese medicine tongue and pulse Carex early diagnosis (such as Ear as the patient, etc.) and so on, and both clinical validation, and laboratory observation, and has achieved a wide range of results. In recent years, with people's quality of life continually increasing demands of Chinese medicine research and to focus on gastric precancerous lesions in control (chronic gastritis, atrophic gastritis with moderate or severe intestinal metaplasia above and dysplasia), and for the prevention of the incidence of gastric cancer has opened up new ways.
Chinese medicine in comprehensive therapy of gastric cancer in a unique effect to be to give full play, there are a lot of work to be done, including further use of new technologies and new methods to explore the essence of TCM syndrome of gastric cancer, a reliable drug efficacy screening, group and form square optimization reform so as to make new breakthroughs.