Asian oesophageal cancer belt

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Asian oesophageal cancer belt

A popular term for a region of Central Asia, which extends from the Caspian littoral region in Iran to the northern provinces of China, with a very high (110/105 male, 184/105 female) incidence of oesophageal cancer.

In contrast, the US prevalence of oesophageal carcinoma ranges from 1.2/105  (white women) to 15.6/105 (black men).
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Incidences of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) have been reported to reach up to 100 cases per 100,000 annually in an area referred to as the "Asian esophageal cancer belt" (from northeast China to the Middle East) [2].
Esophageal cancer is one of the most aggressive and life-threatening types of carcinoma in developing countries, and it has a high incidence rate in some geographical regions, particularly in the "Asian esophageal cancer belt," which extends from the Caspian Littoral in Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan to the northern provinces of China [1].
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