Epidemiology of Gastric Cancer

  title={Epidemiology of Gastric Cancer},
  author={P. Correa and W. Haenszel},
  • P. Correa, W. Haenszel
  • Published 1982
  • Medicine
  • For many years the only known outstanding characteristics of gastric cancer epidemiology were its marked inter-population variation in frequency and its declining rates. Studies of migrants from high-risk countries to low-risk countries revealed that the high risk remained after migration, indicating that the experience of the first decades of life determines the outcome. This phenomenon has been explained on the basis of precursor lesions. Diet is suspected to play a major role in gastric… CONTINUE READING
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