Beijing: Deaths from gastric cancer are expected to steadily rise over the next two decades in China as the disease proliferates, said a Chinese cancer expert.It is estimated that for the segment of population above the age of 65, there will be 860,022 new gastric cancer cases annually by the year 2030, Liang Han, an expert from the Tianjin Cancer Hospital, said at a gastric cancer forum that was held in north China`s city of Tianjin April 21-22."It will be a tremendous task to prevent and control gastric cancer in China," said Liang, who is also a committee member of the Chinese Anti-Cancer Association.Liang said China has been badly hit by the disease, as it is home to the most gastric cancer patients of any country. He cited World Health Organization statistics to say that China`s gastric cancer cases account for 43 percent of the global total of 989,000 each year, reported Xinhua.
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