Updates in Surgery (2018) 70:157–159 https://doi.org/10.1007/s13304-018-0543-3 EDITORIAL 1,2 Vivian E. Strong Received: 7 February 2018 / Accepted: 13 May 2018 / Published online: 5 June 2018 © Italian Society of Surgery (SIC) 2018 Every year there are nearly 1 million new cases of gastric latter region, cured and smoked meats; all of these foods cancer worldwide, making it the third leading cause of are linked both epidemiologically and mechanistically to cancer related deaths worldwide and prompting the World gastric cancer. Nonetheless, different regions of the world Health Organization to declare it a public health concern . have vastly different survival rates, owing partly to timing of Although some forms of gastric cancer are decreasing due to detection and screening programs. Countries without estab- better surveillance, detection and treatment, there are other lished screening programs have poorer overall survival com- forms of gastric cancer that are increasing in incidence, for pared to countries with aggressive government sponsored example, the 70% increase in the incidence of non-cardia screening programs, largely due to earlier detection. Screen- gastric cancer in 25–39 year olds in the United States, show- ing recommendations are generally recommended based on ing that despite progress in many areas, there is still much
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