Cancer of the esophagogastric junction: Epidemiology and pathogenesis

@article{Sharma2002CancerOT,
  title={Cancer of the esophagogastric junction: Epidemiology and pathogenesis},
  author={Prateek Sharma},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={6},
  pages={516-517}
}
There has been a recent increase in the incidence of adenocarcinoma of the distal esophagus and the esophagogastric junction (EGJ). 1 The incidence of and mortality rates for non-cardia gastric cancer have steadily declined in the Western world, whereas those for cardia and esophageal cancer have increased. However, a great deal of controversy remains regarding the classification, epidemiology, and pathogenesis of tumors of the EGJ. 2 Whereas some investigators consider these tumors to be very… CONTINUE READING

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