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J Surg Oncol. 2019 Oct;120(5):831-846. doi: 10.1002/jso.25656. Epub 2019 Aug 1.

Screening high-risk populations for esophageal and gastric cancer.

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1
Departments of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.
2
Gastroenterology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

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.

KEYWORDS:

Barrett's esophagus; genetics; risk factors

PMID:
31373005
DOI:
10.1002/jso.25656
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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