Cremona Population-Based Gastric Tumors Registry
Gastric cancer remains one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide. There is difference between different countries in the world in the incidence and outcome. Also Italy on its inside shows a variability between regions and Lombardy hold the most incidence and mortality Italian rate, with the province of Cremona as one of the leading area with its gastric cancer mortality rate. (http://www.aslcremona.it/html/atlante/introduzione.htm). Tumor specialized registry can be viewed as one of the main strategies for studying and monitoring the impact of an important cancer diagnosis. In addition the information obtained from it can be translated into preventive measures and health surveillance that might lead to a better control of this tumor in a province with a so high mortality rate. Project purpose is to define the incidence of gastric cancer in the province of Cremona and the correlation with environmental, familiar, genetic and social factors; to adopt prevention strategies to reduce the impact of the disease and to create a gastric cancer bio-bank, including blood and tissue samples, for collaborative research projects regarding molecular and cellular aspects of gastric cancer.