RESPONSE: re: evaluating gastric cancer misclassification: a potential explanation for the rise in cardia cancer incidence

  • Ekstrom, Nyrén
  • Published 1999 in Journal of the National Cancer Institute

Abstract

BACKGROUND Reports of dramatic increases in gastric cardia cancer incidence warrant concern. However, the recent introduction of a separate diagnostic code, the lack of a consensus definition of the cardia area, and the accelerating interest in cardia cancer may affect classification practices. Little is known about the magnitude of cardia cancer… (More)

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