The Prevalence of Gastric Preneoplastic Lesions in East Asians and Hispanics in the United States Parallels the Incidence of Gastric Cancer in Their Corresponding Ancestral Countries

The epidemiology of H. pylori infection and the incidence of gastric cancer (GC) and its precursor lesions in different countries are well established.

However, the consequences of such variability for the healthcare of the multiethnic population of the US are less clear and have not been systematically investigated.

If H. pylori infection and preneoplastic lesions were more common in some groups than in others, patients from high-prevalence groups would likely benefit from more aggressive H. pylori testing and screening programs for gastric cancer.

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