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Shah SC, Nakata C, Polydorides AD
Upper endoscopy up to 3 years prior to a diagnosis of gastric cancer is associated with lower stage of disease in a USA multiethnic urban population, a retrospective study.
This study focused on the feasibility of earlier diagnosis of non-cardia gastic cancer (NCGC) for high-risk populations in the US who include multiracial and ethnic populations. A retrospective study was conducted with patients who were positively identified endoscopically with NCGC at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. The primary outcome was an increased frequency of patients diagnosed with stage 0-Ia (38%) as opposed to stage Ib-III (34%) and stage IV (20.3%). For patients with stage 0-Ia if they had a prior negative endoscopy there was a 94% higher likelihood of the NCGC being in a curable stage.
Citation: Shah SC, Nakata C, Polydorides AD . Upper endoscopy up to 3 years prior to a diagnosis of gastric cancer is associated with lower stage of disease in a USA multiethnic urban population, a retrospective study. J Prev Med Public Health 2019 May;52(3):179-87. doi: 10.3961/jpmph.18.262..
Keywords: Cancer, Diagnostic Safety and Quality, Digestive Disease and Health, Imaging, Racial / Ethnic Minorities, Urban Health