Current best practices and rationalistic perspectives in causation-based prevention, early detection and multidisciplinary treatment of breast and gastric cancer

Gastric & Breast Cancer
DOI: 10.2122/gbc.2002.0013

October, 2002

Chemoprevention Studies: Results - Comments


Previous studies indicated that screening for and treating H. pylori infection to prevent gastric cancer was potentially cost effective in the prevention of gastric cancer, particularly at high-risk population. The authors strongly recommended cancer prevention trials. However, intervention studies utilizing cancer diagnosis as the primary end point are not feasible because they require following thousands of subjects for several decades. Thus, most available current studies have used intermediate steps in the progression of gastric carcinogenesis as end points which allows inferences based on observations of a smaller number of subjects followed over a shorter time period.

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