Gastric Cancer: An Opportunity for Prevention

Authors

  • Miguel Areia Gastroenterology Department. Portuguese Oncology Institute-Coimbra. Coimbra. Portugal. CINTESIS – Center for Research in Health Technologies and Information Systems, Biostatistics and Medical Informatics. Faculty of Medicine. Porto University. Porto. Portugal.
  • Pedro Pimentel-Nunes Gastroenterology Department. Portuguese Oncology Institute-Porto. Porto. Portugal. Department of Physiology. Cardiovascular Research and Development Unit. Faculty of Medicine. Porto University. Porto. Portugal.
  • Ricardo Marcos-Pinto CINTESIS – Center for Research in Health Technologies and Information Systems, Biostatistics and Medical Informatics. Faculty of Medicine. Porto University. Porto. Portugal. Gastroenterology Department. Centro Hospitalar do Porto. University of Porto. Porto. Portugal.
  • Mário Dinis-Ribeiro CINTESIS – Center for Research in Health Technologies and Information Systems, Biostatistics and Medical Informatics. Faculty of Medicine. Porto University. Porto. Portugal. Gastroenterology Department. Portuguese Oncology Institute-Porto. Porto. Portugal.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20344/amp.4321

Abstract

Gastric cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers worldwide, ranking fourth after lung, breast and colorectal cancers, and it is the second cause of cancer death. The majority of cases occur in developing countries and are more common in males, irrespective of age and geographic area. In Portugal it ranks fifth in cancer deaths and its incidence is the highest in Western Europe.

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Author Biographies

Miguel Areia, Gastroenterology Department. Portuguese Oncology Institute-Coimbra. Coimbra. Portugal. CINTESIS – Center for Research in Health Technologies and Information Systems, Biostatistics and Medical Informatics. Faculty of Medicine. Porto University. Porto. Portugal.

Pedro Pimentel-Nunes, Gastroenterology Department. Portuguese Oncology Institute-Porto. Porto. Portugal. Department of Physiology. Cardiovascular Research and Development Unit. Faculty of Medicine. Porto University. Porto. Portugal.

Ricardo Marcos-Pinto, CINTESIS – Center for Research in Health Technologies and Information Systems, Biostatistics and Medical Informatics. Faculty of Medicine. Porto University. Porto. Portugal. Gastroenterology Department. Centro Hospitalar do Porto. University of Porto. Porto. Portugal.

Mário Dinis-Ribeiro, CINTESIS – Center for Research in Health Technologies and Information Systems, Biostatistics and Medical Informatics. Faculty of Medicine. Porto University. Porto. Portugal. Gastroenterology Department. Portuguese Oncology Institute-Porto. Porto. Portugal.

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Published

2013-12-22

How to Cite

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Areia M, Pimentel-Nunes P, Marcos-Pinto R, Dinis-Ribeiro M. Gastric Cancer: An Opportunity for Prevention. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 2013 Dec. 22 [cited 2024 Jun. 24];26(6):627-9. Available from: https://actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/4321