PMID: 43953Nov 1, 1979

The gastric microenvironment in populations at high risk to stomach cancer

National Cancer Institute Monograph
P CorreaS Tannenbaum


The gastric juice of patients with atrophic gastritis from the high-risk gastric cancer region of Nariño, Colombia, was analyzed for nitrate, nitrite, and thiocyanate content. Patients whose gastric juice pH is greater than 5 have significant elevation of nitrite values. The possible role of nitrite in gastric carcinogenesis is discussed.

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