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TableĀ 1 Pathologic classifications of gastric cancers (GCs)

From: Emerging molecular classifications and therapeutic implications for gastric cancer

Classification Subtype Characteristics
Lauren Intestinal Recognizable glands, arise on a background of intestinal metaplasia
Diffuse Poor cohesiveness, round small cells, diffuse infiltration in the gastric wall with little or no gland formation
WHO Tubular adenocarcinoma Prominent dilated or slit-like, branching tubules
Papillary adenocarcinoma Well-differentiated tumor cells, exophytic growth
Mucinous adenocarcinoma Extracellular mucinous pools
Signet-ring cell carcinoma Cells lie scattered in the lamina propria, wide distances between the pits and glands
  1. WHO the World Health Organization