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Burden of GI cancer and its control strategies in Korea.

Authors
 Kwang-Sing Lee  ;  Eun-Cheol Park 
Citation
 Journal of Digestive Cancer Reports, Vol.1(2) : 73-77, 2013 
Journal Title
Journal of Digestive Cancer Reports
ISSN
 2288-1581 
Issue Date
2013
Abstract
Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers are top priorities for cancer control in Korea. In terms of epidemiological, populationhealth
and economic burden, GI cancers such as stomach, liver and colorectal cancers have been top four cancers
in the nation during the past decade and this trend is likely to continue in the near future. In order to reduce
the great burden of GI cancer in Korea, the nation might need the following strategies: (1) to put more focus on
primary prevention on infection/diet and related research; (2) to improve screening rates for colorectal and stomach
cancers, and conduct more cost-effectiveness analysis of these screening programs, e.g., Fecal Occult Blood Test
vs. colonoscopy; (3) to establish a more consistent and integrative cost-effectiveness analysis system for new
cancer treatments and anticancer drugs; and (4) to place more emphasis on hospice and other palliative care of
GI cancer, as well as on the etiology, staging and treatment of pancreas cancer with its poor survival rate
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Preventive Medicine (예방의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Park, Eun-Cheol(박은철) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2306-5398
Lee, Kwang Sig(이광식)
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/158388
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