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Endoscopic screening for gastric cancer is cost effective in Asian Americans

Key clinical point: There are no current guidelines for gastric cancer screening.

Major finding: The incremental cost-effectiveness ratio was lowest for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Americans, all with values below $73,748 per quality-adjusted life-year.

Study details: Computer model with output compared with the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database.

Disclosures: The study was supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the Department of Veteran Affairs.


Shah SC et al. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 July 21. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2020.07.031