Epidemiology of Noncardia Gastric Adenocarcinoma in the United States

  title={Epidemiology of Noncardia Gastric Adenocarcinoma in the United States},
  author={Barry Schlansky and Amnon Sonnenberg},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
OBJECTIVES:Adenocarcinomas of the cardia (International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-9 code 151.0) and stomach (ICD-9 codes 151.1–151.9) are frequently grouped together in epidemiologic statistics, but are clearly distinct diseases. The objective of this study was to describe the current epidemiology of noncardia gastric cancer (noncardia gastric adenocarcinoma (NCGA)) in the United States.METHODS:Rates of NCGA in the United States from 1997 to 2008 were analyzed in three national databases… CONTINUE READING