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Ji Hyung Nam, Il Ju Choi, Soo-Jeong Cho, Chan Gyoo Kim, Jae Kwan Jun, Kui Son Choi, Byung-Ho Nam, Jun Ho Lee, Keun Won Ryu and Young-Woo Kim Association of the interval between endoscopies with gastric cancer stage at diagnosis in a region of high prevalence Cancer 118

Article first published online: 16 JUL 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.27495

Compared to those for individuals who have never been screened in a region of high prevalence of gastric cancer, the odds ratio of having a higher stage of cancer decreased gradually from 0.53 in the group of individuals with >5-year intervals to 0.31 in the group with 1-year intervals. Endoscopy intervals of 3 years or less showed similar benefits, but family members of patients with gastric cancer may benefit from intervals of <3 years.

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