Observational Study
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World J Gastrointest Oncol. Jan 15, 2022; 14(1): 278-294
Published online Jan 15, 2022. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v14.i1.278
Digestive cancer incidence and mortality among young adults worldwide in 2020: A population-based study
Jian Li
Jian Li, Department of General Surgery, The Third Hospital of Mianyang, The Mental Health Center of Sichuan, Mianyang 621000, Sichuan Province, China
Author contributions: The manuscript including tables and figures was drafted and revised by Li J.
Supported by the Scientific Research Projects of Health Commission of Mianyang City, No. 202012.
Institutional review board statement: The study was approved by the Ethics Committee of The Third Hospital of Mianyang.
Conflict-of-interest statement: There are no conflicts of interest to report.
Data sharing statement: All data are available in corresponding online databases.
STROBE statement: The author has read the STROBE Statement-checklist of items, and the manuscript was prepared and revised according to the STROBE Statement-checklist of items.
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Corresponding author: Jian Li, MM, Surgical Oncologist, Department of General Surgery, The Third Hospital of Mianyang, The Mental Health Center of Sichuan, No. 190 East Section of Jiannan Road, Youxian District, Mianyang 621000, Sichuan Province, China. 654747973@qq.com
Received: March 18, 2021
Peer-review started: March 18, 2021
First decision: July 3, 2021
Revised: July 4, 2021
Accepted: November 24, 2021
Article in press: October 24, 2021
Published online: January 15, 2022
Core Tip

Core Tip: This study is the first to explore the global burden of digestive cancer among young adults. By assessing 6 major digestive cancer types, I provide up-to-date estimates across levels of sex, geographical region, and human development. Furthermore, this study investigates the long-term trends in digestive cancer in young adults, serving as the latest report to aid oncology studies and increase awareness of digestive cancer among this underserved subpopulation. Through continuous prevention, screening, and early detection programs, the digestive cancer burden in young adults can be reduced.