Gastric cancer: an epidemiological review

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Abstract

An attempt is made to synthesize the epidemiological literature and identify salient factors from the multitude of potential antecedents of gastric cancer, factors which to a greater or lesser degree create nonrandom variations in the distribution of the disease. Implicit in this approach is the notion that observation of spatial variations in the incidence of gastric cancer may lead to hypotheses relating to the biological, personal and physical environmental factors. An extensive bibliography accompanies the text.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-214
Number of pages14
JournalEnvironmental Geochemistry and Health
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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