Aetiology of oesophageal cancer: some operative factors.

  title={Aetiology of oesophageal cancer: some operative factors.},
  author={Valda M. Craddock},
  journal={European journal of cancer prevention : the official journal of the European Cancer Prevention Organisation},
  volume={1 2},
Of the thousands of chemicals tested, the only compounds found to be potent carcinogens for the oesophagus are the N-nitrosamines. Many of these compounds are readily formed from common precursors in the environment (eg example in food during its storage or preparation) and also in vivo in the human stomach. Exposure is therefore likely to be ubiquitous. Although man may be exposed to other oesophageal carcinogens these have yet to be chemically identified, and at present nitrosamines are the… CONTINUE READING

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