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Stomach cancer in Māori

The aims of this project are:

  1. To investigate the importance of known risk factors for stomach cancer in Māori including socioeconomic factors, Helicobacter pylori, obesity, diet, smoking, and alcohol consumption.
  2. To investigate the role of genetic factors and gene-environment interactions (particularly alcohol consumption and specific genetic polymorphisms) on the risk of stomach cancer.
  3. To explore potential risk factors for subtypes of stomach cancer including diffuse gastric cancer.
  4. To record the care and treatment received by patients and examine factors that affect stomach cancer survival.

RELATED PUBLICATIONS

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Arnold M, Moore S, Hassler S, Ellison-Loschmann L, Forman D, Bray F. The burden of stomach cancer in indigenous populations: a systematic review and global assessment. Gut, 2014; 63(1): 64-71. link icon

October 2008

COLLABORATORS

  • Associate Professor Jonathan Koea
  • Andrew Sporle
  • Apollo Centre
  • Pauline Harawira
  • Kimihauora Trust
  • Associate Professor Parry Guildford
  • Dunedin School of Medicine

FUNDING

  • Health Research Council of New Zealand