The changing epidemiology of esophageal adenocarcinoma.

  title={The changing epidemiology of esophageal adenocarcinoma.},
  author={Jeffrey T. Wei and NicholasJ Shaheen},
  journal={Seminars in gastrointestinal disease},
  volume={14 3},
The incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma has risen rapidly over the past 3 decades. This increase had been most dramatic among white men. It has supplanted squamous cell carcinoma as the predominant histologic type of esophageal cancer in the United States. The reasons underlying this phenomenon are not readily apparent. Improvements in diagnostic techniques and changes in cancer classification may explain some of the rise in reported incidence rates, but detection bias and misclassification… CONTINUE READING
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