The world-wide incidence of gastric cancer is decreasing, especially in high-risk populations such as the Icelanders.
We examined retrospectively 1,040 specimens of resected gastric cancers from a 30-year period, 1960-1989.
The decrease in incidence in both sexes involved mainly the largest histological group, the intestinal-type tumours.
In males there was also a decrease in diffuse tumours but in females these remained relatively unchanged.
Tumours of the antrum and the corpus decreased in both sexes.
In males there was a significant increase in tumours of the cardia and most of these were of the intestinal type.
In females there was a minor increase in tumours of the cardia, all of which were of the intestinal type.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Estomac, Site, Incidence, Mortalité, Islande, Iles Atlantiques, Etude longitudinale, Rétrospective, Epidémiologie, Homme, Estomac pathologie, Appareil digestif pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Stomach, Site, Incidence, Mortality, Iceland, Atlantic Ocean Islands, Follow up study, Retrospective, Epidemiology, Human, Gastric disease, Digestive diseases
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Code Inist : 002B13B01. Création : 09/06/1995.