Stomach cancer (or gastric cancer) is the second most frequent cause of cancer death worldwide with almost 1 million new cases per year. It poses a serious health problem because of its low cure rate and its severe impact on the quality of life. Fortunately, its incidence has plummeted in many industrialized countries for several decades. The causes of this unique decrease are presumed in improved hygiene, altered diet, and widespread use of antibiotics reducing the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection.


Gastric Cancer Intestinal Metaplasia TP53 Mutation Stomach Cancer Chronic Gastritis 
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