Evidence for an intimate geochemical factor in the etiology of esophageal cancer.

Epidemiological data for esophageal cancer in the Butterworth District, Transkei, was used to calculate incidence contours which confirmed large variations within short distances (less than 5 km). High- and low-risk zones were demarcated, and a close relationship with underlying geology observed. The low-incidence zones in the study regions were underlain… CONTINUE READING