Gastric cancer is related to early Helicobacter pylori infection in a high-prevalence country.

@article{Ferreccio2007GastricCI,
  title={Gastric cancer is related to early Helicobacter pylori infection in a high-prevalence country.},
  author={Catterina Ferreccio and Antonio R Rollan and Paul R. Harris and Carolina A. Serrano and Alessandra Gederlini and Paula Margozzini and Claudia Ruth Gonzalez and Ximena Aguilera and Alejandro Venegas and A. Jara},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={2007},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={662-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Chile ranks fifth in the world among countries with the highest incidence of gastric cancer. The aim was to quantify the association between Helicobacter pylori infection and gastric cancer mortality at the county of residence. METHODS A cross-sectional household survey, a probability sample of the Chilean adult population, provided 2,615 participants in whom serum H. pylori IgG antibodies were measured (ELISA). The spatial pattern of 48,367 deaths due to gastric cancer… CONTINUE READING