Endoscopy screening in high-risk populations as a strategy to improve early detection of gastric cancer in the United States

Endoscopy screening and gastric cancer

Authors

  • Eunjung Lee University of Southern California
  • MiHee Lee University of Southern California
  • Sung Min Han University of Southern California
  • Aaron Ahn Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Amie E. Hwang University of Southern California
  • Aiden Ahn University of Pennsylvania
  • Elizabeth Ko Liberty University
  • Dennis Deapen University of Southern California
  • Jennifer Tsui University of Southern California
  • Jennifer B. Unger University of Southern California
  • Jeongseon Kim National Cancer Center, Korea
  • Joo Ha Hwang Stanford University
  • Sang Hoon Ahn University of Southern California

Keywords:

Endoscopy, gastric cancer, stomach cancer, Korean American, cancer disparity, screening, surveillance

Abstract

Korean Americans experience significant disparities in the incidence of gastric cancer, with five times higher incidence than non-Hispanic whites (NHWs). Although Korean Americans are diagnosed at an earlier stage than other racial/ ethnic groups in the United States, they are diagnosed at a later stage compared with those in South Korea, where >70% of screening-eligible adults are adherent to the bi-annual gastric cancer screening guidelines. We conducted a pilot survey to characterize patterns of endoscopy use among Korean American and NHW gastric cancer patients.

Published

2022-04-16

How to Cite

Lee, E., Lee, M., Han, S. M., Ahn, A., Hwang, A. E., Ahn, A., Ko, E., Deapen, D., Tsui, J., Unger, J. B., Kim, J., Hwang, J. H., & Ahn, S. H. (2022). Endoscopy screening in high-risk populations as a strategy to improve early detection of gastric cancer in the United States: Endoscopy screening and gastric cancer. Journal of Asian Health, 1(2). Retrieved from https://journalofasianhealth.org/index.php/jasianh/article/view/8