The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 12, Issue 5, pp 529–534 | Cite as

Familial aspects of gastric carcinoma

  • David J. C. Shearman
  • Niall D. C. Finlayson
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It is suggested that the blood-type statistics in carcinoma of the stomach can be interpreted on the basis of the inclusion of cases of pernicious anemia and related disorders of immune tolerance in which the patients have developed this cancer. These latter cases are likely to assume a relatively greater importance as the incidence of the cancer declines. The importance of defining high-risk patients is discussed from the point of view of possible treatment of the precancerous state of the gastric mucosa.


Public Health Carcinoma Anemia Gastric Mucosa Gastric Carcinoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David J. C. Shearman
    • 1
  • Niall D. C. Finlayson
    • 1
  1. 1.University Department of Therapeutics, and the Royal InfirmaryFrom the Gastrointestinal UnitEdinburghScotland

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