Epidemiology of gastric cancer.

  title={Epidemiology of gastric cancer.},
  author={Alfred I. Neugut and Michael G. Hayek and Geoffrey Leslie Howe},
  journal={Seminars in oncology},
  volume={23 3},
The incidence of gastric cancer varies widely by country and population, with higher rates among the lower socioeconomic groups. Although the most common cause of cancer death in the United States in 1930, its incidence has decreased dramatically during the past 60 years. Most populations show a 2-1 ratio for male to female gastric cancer cases, and a higher incidence rate among United States blacks than whites. Although rates have generally decreased, there has been a dramatic increase in the… CONTINUE READING
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