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01-01-2015 | Esophageal cancer | Book chapter | Article

1. Epidemiology and Risk Factors for Esophageal Cancer

Authors: MPhil, MBBS Juliana Andrici, DrPH, PhD, FACE, FFPH Guy D. Eslick

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

Abstract

The epidemiology of esophageal cancer has radically changed in the last 50 years in the Western world. Changes in the predominant type of squamous cell carcinoma to adenocarcinoma, disparities between different ethnicities, and the exponential increase in incidence rates of adenocarcinoma have established esophageal cancer as a major public health problem.

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