What role does Helicobacter pylori play in gastric cancer?

  title={What role does Helicobacter pylori play in gastric cancer?},
  author={Masahiro Asaka and Hiroaki Takeda and Toshiro Sugiyama and Mototsugu Kato},
  volume={113 6 Suppl},
Several lines of evidence support an association between Helicobacter pylori infection and gastric cancer. The natural history of H. pylori-associated gastritis is inexorable progression ultimately leading to gastric atrophy. In general, this process requires between 20 and 40 years to complete. Atrophic gastritis is widely considered to be a precursor lesion of the intestinal type of gastric cancer. Moreover, areas with a high prevalence of H. pylori infection also have a high prevalence of… CONTINUE READING
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