Although a screening program for gastric cancer, using barium X-ray examination, has been carried out widely in Japan for the past 3 decades, there is insufficient evidence to confirm its effectiveness in terms of reducing mortality.
To evaluate the effectiveness of the screening, a population-based case-control study was carried out in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.
Case subjects, who had died from gastric cancer (198) and control subjects matched in age, sex and residence (577) were selected from among members of the National Health Insurance.
Their screening histories during 5 years before the cases were diagnosed were surveyed on the basis of records of the regional cancer registry and the cancer-detection center.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Estomac, Dépistage, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Japon, Asie, Homme, Estomac pathologie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Etude cas témoin
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Stomach, Medical screening, Mortality, Epidemiology, Japan, Asia, Human, Gastric disease, Digestive diseases, Case control study
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0115476
Code Inist : 002B13B01. Création : 09/06/1995.