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Stomach Cancer

ATSUKO SHIBATA and JULIE PARSONNET

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Third edition

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149616
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865062 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0037
Stomach Cancer

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This chapter reviews the epidemiology of stomach cancer, focusing on adenocarcinoma of the stomach, including that of the gastric cardia and gastoesophageal junction. Topics covered include classification, preneoplasia, demographic patterns, environmental factors, host factors, and preventive measures.

Keywords: stomach; cancer risk; cancer epidemiology; cancer prevention; gastric cardia; gastoesophageal junction

Chapter.  14948 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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