The evaluation of screening for gastric cancer in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan: a population-based case-control study.

@article{Fukao1995TheEO,
  title={The evaluation of screening for gastric cancer in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan: a population-based case-control study.},
  author={Akira Fukao and Yoshitaka Tsubono and Ichiro Tsuji and Shigeru Hisamichi and Nobuyuki Sugahara and Atsushi Takano},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={1995},
  volume={60 1},
  pages={45-8}
}
Although a screening program for gastric cancer, using barium X-ray examination, has been carried out widely in Japan for the past 3 decades, there is insufficient evidence to confirm its effectiveness in terms of reducing mortality. To evaluate the effectiveness of the screening, a population-based case-control study was carried out in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Case subjects, who had died from gastric cancer (198) and control subjects matched in age, sex and residence (577) were selected from… CONTINUE READING

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