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Gastric cancer screening cost-effective in some U.S. populations

Endoscopic noncardia gastric cancer screening might be cost effective among high-risk ethnicities in the United States, such as Hispanics, blacks and East Asians, despite low prevalence nationwide, according to research published in Gastroenterology.
Noncardia intestinal-type gastric adenocarcinoma (NCGA) screening is recommended in areas with high prevalence — particularly in Japan and Korea — as it is associated with reduced morbidity and mortality, Monica Saumoy, MD, MS, of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical
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