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Precancerous lesions increase risk for gastric cancer in low-risk population

August 3, 2015

A population-based cohort study in Sweden demonstrated patients with gastric precancerous lesions at all stages of progression based on Correa’s cascade increased their risk for developing gastric cancer compared with the general population.

Researchers used linked Swedish national registers to identify 405,211 patients who underwent a gastroscopic stomach biopsy for non-malignant indications from 1979 through December 2011. They then aimed to calculate gastric cancer incidence among patients with gastric precancerous lesions based on Correa’s cascade (in order of progression: normal, minor mucosal changes, non-atrophic chronic gastritis, atrophic gastritis, intestinal metaplasia and dysplasia) compared with patients with normal mucosa and the matched general population.

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