The Different Incidence of Gastric Cancer all over the World and Possible Reasons for this Difference

  • E. A. Saxén
  • M. Hakama
Conference paper
Part of the UICC Monograph Series book series (UICC, volume 10)


It is well known that the incidence of gastric cancer varies in different countries; that there are differences within them and that in most countries the incidence of stomach cancer is decreasing. It has also been well established that many of these differences and changes are real, not being due to variations in standards of diagnosis and treatment.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. A. Saxén
    • 1
  • M. Hakama
    • 1
  1. 1.Finnish Cancer RegisterHelsinkiFinland

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