Key clinical point: Death rates from gastrointestinal cancers are disproportionately higher than incidence rates.
Major finding: GI cancers represent 26% of cancer cases but 35% of cancer deaths.
Study details: Analysis of data from the GLOBOCAN global cancer database for 2018 and the Cancer Incidence in Five Continents series.
Disclosures: Dr. Melina Arnold and colleagues have no financial relationships to disclose.
Arnold M et al. Gastroenterology. 2020 Apr 2;S0016-5085(20)30452-2. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2020.02.068.