Assessing the potential of gastroretentive technology for gastric cancer targeting

Swati Saini Jatin Chhabra Archana Sharma Manish Kumar Inderbir Singh Rakesh Pahwa   

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Published:  Dec 20, 2022

DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2023.130301

Gastric cancer is a multifactorial disease and a major cause of mortality across the globe. Initially, gastric cancer reveals no related symptoms; therefore, patients come to the notice of clinicians only in advanced stages. Chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, immunotherapy, etc. are some of the common treatment interventions for stomach cancer. Traditional oral chemotherapy reveals several limitations, including inadequate oral bioavailability, repeated dosage, low solubility, short gastric residence period, etc. To address these issues, unique technological advancements recognized as gastroretentive drug delivery systems (GRDDS) have been explored by scientists globally. The GRDDS has acquired tremendous significance in the avenue of oral drug delivery. This is a frequently utilized and encouraging methodology of retaining the dosage form in the stomach for a prolonged time and slowly releasing the drug, which can address many of the problems associated with traditional oral delivery. The current review addresses the causes of gastric cancer, significant insights, and classification along with treatment strategies for gastric cancer. Advancements in gastroretentive technology in the treatment of stomach cancer are also focused in the present paper.

Keyword:     Gastric cancer Helicobacter pylori anticancer drugs therapeutic interventions gastroretentive technology floating dosage forms


Saini S, Chhabra J, Sharma A, Kumar M, Singh I, Pahwa R. Assessing the potential of gastroretentive technology for gastric cancer targeting. J Appl Pharm Sci, 2022.

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