Korean J Med.  2010 Sep;79(3):219-223.

Screening of gastric cancer

Affiliations
  • 1Center for Gastric Cancer, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea.

Abstract

Gastric cancer is the most common malignancy and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in Korea. The proportion of early gastric cancer among surgically treated patients with gastric cancer has been increasing (47.4% in 2004). Gastric cancer detected in early stage can be cured by endoscopic resection or less invasive surgical treatment and the subsequent prognosis is excellent. National cancer screening program for gastric cancer has been available for several years. Efforts to evaluate the efficacy of our screening strategy should be made in terms of mortality reduction and cost-effectiveness.

Keyword

Gastric cancer; Screening; Early gastric cancer

MeSH Terms

Early Detection of Cancer
Humans
Korea
Mass Screening
Prognosis
Stomach Neoplasms
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