August 19, 2019

Comparison of epidemiology of esophageal adenocarcinoma vs. squamous vs. gastric cancers

This review summarizes the current recommendations for screening populations at high risk of developing esophagogastric cancers.

Comparison of epidemiology of esophageal adenocarcinoma vs. squamous vs. gastric cancers

J Surg Oncol. 2019 Aug 1. doi: 10.1002/jso.25656. [Epub ahead of print]

Screening high-risk populations for esophageal and gastric cancer.

Li S1, Chung DC2, Mullen JT1.

Abstract

Cancers of the esophagus and stomach  remain important causes of mortality worldwide, in large part because  they are most often diagnosed at advanced stages. Thus, it is imperative  that we identify and treat these cancers in earlier stages. Due to  significant heterogeneity in incidence and risk factors for these  cancers, it has been challenging to develop standardized screening  recommendations. This review summarizes the current recommendations for  screening populations at high risk of developing esophagogastric  cancers.