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Activation by Human Gastric Mucosa of Alimentary Procarcinogens

  • R. Cardin
  • M. Zordan
  • F. Farinati
  • R. Naccarato
  • A. G. Levis
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Epidemiologic evidence has been presented over the last 10 to 15 years, that the process of gastric carcinogenesis is directly correlated with alimentary habits. The first suggestion of the importance of environmental factors in the induction of gastric tumors was provided by the observation of a large variability in tumor incidence among different countries or areas that could not be explained by racial differences (American Cancer Society, 1982). Haenszel, Correa (1978), Wynder, Hiryama (1977) and McMichael (1980), reported changes in incidence for migrants from Japan via Hawaii to the mainland United States; from Eastern and Northern Europe to the United States and Canada; and from Europe generally to Australia. Migrants from any part of the world with a low tumor incidence such as Poland, South America, Japan, or southern Europe to regions with a higher risk such as the Anglo-Saxon countries, show a rapid increase in the tumor incidence.


Gastric Cancer Gastric Juice Gastric Mucosa American Cancer Society Gastric Carcinogenesis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Cardin
    • 1
  • M. Zordan
    • 1
  • F. Farinati
    • 2
  • R. Naccarato
    • 2
  • A. G. Levis
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di BiologiaUniversita’ degli studi di PadovaPadovaItaly
  2. 2.Cattedra malattie apparato digerenteIstituto di Medicina InternaPadovaItaly

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