The effect of ethnicity on the presentation and management of oesophageal and gastric cancers: a UK perspective.

@article{Sadler2009TheEO,
  title={The effect of ethnicity on the presentation and management of oesophageal and gastric cancers: a UK perspective.},
  author={Gareth J Sadler and Dinesh Jothimani and Ulises Zanetto and Mark R. Anderson},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={21 9},
  pages={996-1000}
}
BACKGROUND Studies show disparities in the management of oesophageal and gastric cancers between different ethnic groups. Asian patients with gastric adenocarcinoma present with less advanced disease and are more likely to undergo curative resection. For oesophageal cancer, the rate of surgery in Black patients is half that of Caucasians. However, these studies originate from the United States where demographics differ from that of the UK. METHODS We undertook a 5-year retrospective audit of… CONTINUE READING