H. pylori and Pancreatic CA.
The investigators conducted a nested case control study of more than 29,000 Finnish men who participated in the AlphaTocopherol, Beta-Carotene Cancer Prevention Study. They identified 121 men who developed pancreatic cancer between 1985 and 1995 and 226 case-matched controls. All subjects were smokers.
Stored serum samples were submitted to enzyme-linked immunoassay analysis and indicated that 82% of the men with pancreatic cancer and 73% of the controls had H. pylori infections. The CagA+ strain was present in 60% of cases and 51% of controls (J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 93:937-41, 2001).
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|Title Annotation:||disease association|
|Author:||Kubetin, Sally Koch|
|Publication:||Internal Medicine News|
|Date:||Sep 1, 2001|
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