Risk factors for esophageal cancer in Eastern Anatolia

Onuk M., Oztopuz A., Memik F.

HEPATO-GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.49, no.47, pp.1290-1292, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 47
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Page Numbers: pp.1290-1292


Background/Aims: Epidemiologic studies implicate dietary factors in risk of esophageal cancer, particularly in high-incidence areas of the world. In this case-control study, 44 patients with esophageal cancer and 100 healthy controls were interviewed in the Gastroenterology Department of Teaching Hospital, School of Medicine, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey. Eastern Anatolia where the study was conducted remains at a crossroads where this particular disease is endemic..