Epidemiology: China's Unique Environment Favors Large Intervention Trials

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  17 Nov 1995:
Vol. 270, Issue 5239, pp. 1149-1151
DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5239.1149


Beijing—With some of the highest rates of certain cancers and other diseases, and a compliant population with limited geographical mobility, China offers unparalleled opportunities for large-scale intervention trials. Several studies, some with international collaborators, are under way to try to reduce the incidence of diseases ranging from stomach cancer to neural tube defects.