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Cancer Epidemiology

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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 1 Environmental and Occupational Risk Factors for Lung Cancer
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    Chapter 2 Lifestyle, genes, and cancer.
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    Chapter 3 Energy balance, physical activity, and cancer risk.
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    Chapter 4 Genetic Epidemiology Studies in Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer
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    Chapter 5 Parental Smoking and Childhood Leukemia
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    Chapter 6 Lung Cancer and Exposure to Metals: The Epidemiological Evidence
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    Chapter 7 Breast Cancer and the Role of Exercise in Women
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    Chapter 8 Energy intake, physical activity, energy balance, and cancer: epidemiologic evidence.
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    Chapter 9 Contribution of Alcohol and Tobacco Use in Gastrointestinal Cancer Development
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    Chapter 10 Role of Xenobiotic Metabolic Enzymes in Cancer Epidemiology
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    Chapter 11 Genetic Polymorphisms in the Transforming Growth Factor-β Signaling Pathways and Breast Cancer Risk and Survival
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    Chapter 12 Molecular Epidemiology of DNA Repair Genes in Bladder Cancer
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    Chapter 13 Breast Cancer Screening and Biomarkers
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    Chapter 14 Epidemiology of Brain Tumors
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    Chapter 15 Mammographic density: a heritable risk factor for breast cancer.
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    Chapter 16 Acquired risk factors for colorectal cancer.
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    Chapter 17 Cancer Epidemiology
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    Chapter 18 Determinants of Incidence of Primary Fallopian Tube Carcinoma (PFTC)
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    Chapter 19 The Changing Epidemiology of Lung Cancer
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    Chapter 20 Epidemiology of Ovarian Cancer
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    Chapter 21 Epidemiology, Pathology, and Genetics of Prostate Cancer Among African Americans Compared with Other Ethnicities
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    Chapter 22 Racial Differences in Clinical Outcome After Prostate Cancer Treatment
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    Chapter 23 Epidemiology of stomach cancer.
Attention for Chapter 23: Epidemiology of stomach cancer.
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Chapter title
Epidemiology of stomach cancer.
Chapter number 23
Book title
Cancer Epidemiology
Published in
Methods in molecular biology, December 2008
DOI 10.1007/978-1-60327-492-0_23
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-1-60327-491-3, 978-1-60327-492-0

Brenner H, Rothenbacher D, Arndt V, Brenner, Hermann, Rothenbacher, Dietrich, Arndt, Volker, Hermann Brenner, Dietrich Rothenbacher, Volker Arndt


Mukesh Verma PhD


Despite a major decline in incidence and mortality over several decades, stomach cancer is still the fourth most common cancer and the second most common cause of cancer death in the world. There is a 10-fold variation in incidence between populations at the highest and lowest risk. The incidence is particularly high in East Asia, Eastern Europe, and parts of Central and South America, and it is about twice as high among men than among women. Prognosis is generally rather poor, with 5-year relative survival below 30% in most countries. The best established risk factors for stomach cancer are Helicobacter pylori infection, the by far strongest established risk factor for distal stomach cancer, and male sex, a family history of stomach cancer, and smoking. While some factors related to diet and food preservation, such as high intake of salt-preserved foods and dietary nitrite or low intake of fruit and vegetables, are likely to increase the risk of stomach cancer, the quantitative impact of many dietary factors remains uncertain, partly due to limitations of exposure assessment and control for confounding factors. Future epidemiologic research should pay particular attention to differentiation of stomach cancer epidemiology by subsite, and to exploration of potential interactions between H. pylori infection, genetic, and environmental factors.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Chile 1 <1%
Yemen 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Ukraine 1 <1%
Egypt 1 <1%
Nigeria 1 <1%
China 1 <1%
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
Unknown 210 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 39 18%
Student > Master 27 12%
Researcher 22 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 8%
Other 11 5%
Other 32 15%
Unknown 69 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 49 22%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 21 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 21 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 19 9%
Chemistry 6 3%
Other 24 11%
Unknown 78 36%
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