There are currently far more questions than available answers surrounding this cancer - Rama Gullapalli & Ursa Brown-Glaberman
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Gallbladder cancer: a rare, deadly disease with an abnormally high incidence in Native American populations of New Mexico
Gallbladder Cancer is a rare, yet deadly cancer of the gastrointestinal tract. It has an odd geographical distribution with hotspots across the globe. It is rare in the Western hemisphere and yet, shows an abnormally high incidence among the Native American populations of New Mexico...
Cancer of the gallbladder is relatively rare in the western hemisphere; however it is still the fifth commonest malignancy of the gastrointestinal tract. Annually, there are roughly 4000-5000 new cases of gallbladder cancer diagnosed in the United States. A vast majority of the gallbladder cancer cases are diagnosed in the advanced stages of disease (stage III and above) resulting in poor clinical outcomes.