Screening and Preventive Strategies in Esophagogastric Cancer

Liam Zakko, Lori Lutzke, Kenneth K. Wang

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Gastric adenocarcinoma, esophageal adenocarcinoma, and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma are among the most prevalent and deadly of malignancies worldwide. Screening and prevention programs will be critical to finally improving outcomes in these diseases. For gastric adenocarcinoma, screening in high-risk populations has significantly reduced mortality. More research is needed on screening high-risk individuals in low-risk populations. For esophageal adenocarcinoma, work is needed to develop efficient and effective techniques in mass screening programs. For most Western populations, current screening is not cost effective. Avoiding environmental risk factors is critical to reducing the incidence of this deadly illness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-178
Number of pages16
JournalSurgical Oncology Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017


  • Barrett esophagus
  • Esophageal adenocarcinoma
  • Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
  • Gastric adenocarcinoma
  • Prevention
  • Screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology


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