Gastric cancer represents a significant health problem worldwide despite its declining incidence.
Gastric cancer is usually diagnosed in advanced stages and is assoicated with a poor prognosis.
Understanding the molecular basis for gastric cancer has been slow relative to other cancers and is imperative in order to guide the development of prevention and treatment strategies.
A variety of genetic changes in oncogenes and other key signaling mediators have been discovered and modern genomics has identified differentially expressed genes that may be useful as biomarkers to monitor the progession of disease and perhaps identify subsets of patients that may benefit from targeted therapies.
The Gastric Cancer Primer Library consists of primer sets that may be used to generate PCR arrays to analyze a number of biomarkers and differentially expressed gastric cancer related genes.