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
Keywords:Endoscopy, gastric cancer, stomach cancer, Korean American, cancer disparity, screening, surveillance
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.
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Copyright (c) 2022 Eunjung Lee, MiHee Lee, Sung Min Han, Aaron Ahn, Amie E. Hwang, Aiden Ahn, Elizabeth Ko, Dennis Deapen, Jennifer Tsui, Jennifer B. Unger, Jeongseon Kim, Joo Ha Hwang, Sang Hoon Ahn
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