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Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2013 Jun;42(2):211-7. doi: 10.1016/j.gtc.2013.01.002. Epub 2013 Feb 21.

Gastric cancer: overview.

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Division of Gastroenterology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA. pelayo.correa@vanderbilt.edu

Abstract

This review provides a state of the art description of gastric cancer etiology, the infectious agent, host factors, the precancerous cascade, clinical aspects, and prevention strategies. The biology of Helicobacter pylori, the primary causative agent, is discussed as well as the environmental factors that may modulate its effects.

PMID:
23639637
PMCID:
PMC3995345
DOI:
10.1016/j.gtc.2013.01.002
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