Eur J Cancer Prev 2021 Sep 13. Epub 2021 Sep 13.
Institute of Clinical and Preventive Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, University of Latvia Department of Research, Riga East University hospital Digestive Diseases Centre GASTRO Institute of Information Technology, Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France Centro Javeriano de Oncología, Hospital Universitario San Ignacio. Bogotá, Colombia Agencia Costarricense de Investigaciones Biomédicas, Fundación INCIENSA, San Jose, Costa Rica.
Objectives: Search-and-treat strategy for Helicobacter pylori and surveillance of patients with precancerous lesions are recommended to decrease the burden of gastric cancer in high-risk areas. We aimed to evaluate the acceptance of the target population to these strategies.
Methods: We applied a search-and-treat strategy combined with biomarker screening (pepsinogens I and II, gastrin-17) for atrophic gastritis to healthy individuals aged 40-64 years within the GISTAR Pilot study. Read More