G. DAVIS GAMMON, M.D.
To the editor: Nomura and colleagues (1) recently reported the results of a case control study of the association between gastric carcinoma and serum pepsinogen I levels in Oriental men in Hawaii. Their case and control groups were derived from a population participating in a prospective cohort study, the Honolulu Heart Program. This population, consisting of approximately 7500 largely first- and second-generation Japanese men, was at considerably higher risk of acquiring gastric carcinoma than the U.S. population as a whole. The authors reported annual age-specific incidence rates of gastric carcinoma ranging from 23.1 cases per 100 000 population for ages
GAMMON GD. Gastric Carcinoma and Serum Pepsinogen I. Ann Intern Med. ;94:541–542. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-4-541
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(4_Part_1):541-542.
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