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GI cancer death disproportional to incidence rates

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.