Familial aggregation of oesophageal cancer in a high incidence area in China.

@article{ChangClaude1997FamilialAO,
  title={Familial aggregation of oesophageal cancer in a high incidence area in China.},
  author={Jenny Chang-Claude and Heiko Becher and Maria Blettner and S X Qiu and Gong Yang and J{\"u}rgen Wahrendorf},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={1159-65}
}
BACKGROUND The high incidence of oesophageal cancer in northern China is attributed predominantly to environmental factors. The role of genetic factors has not been extensively studied. METHODS Our aim was to study familial aggregation of oesophageal cancer in pedigrees from a defined population base in a high incidence area in China and to quantify the risk associated with different first degree relatives using different analytical approaches. Detailed data on family members of three… CONTINUE READING