1329P - A logistic regression model based on tongue image information for prediction precancerous lesions and early stage esophageal cancer in China

Date 09 October 2016
Event ESMO 2016 Congress
Session Poster display
Topics Oesophageal Cancer
Aetiology, Epidemiology, Screening and Prevention
Basic Scientific Principles
Presenter Liqun Jia
Citation Annals of Oncology (2016) 27 (6): 462-468. 10.1093/annonc/mdw385
Authors L. Jia1, J. Duan1, B. Deng1, W. Bai2, M. Liu1, D. Li3, B. Jia4
  • 1Oncology, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, 100029 - Beijing/CN
  • 2Endoscopy, CiXian Cancer Hospital, Handan/CN
  • 3-, CiXian Cancer Hospital, - - Handan/CN
  • 4-, Brandeis University, - - Waltham/US



China is an esophageal cancer high incidence country, with more than 50% esophageal cancer case of the world. Screening and diagnosis of precancerous lesions and early stage cancer are main measures of decreasing incidence rate and mortality rate.


High-risk population (40-69 years old) in Cixian a high risk area of esophageal cancer was screened, and 3053 cases were included. They were devided into 3 groups: normal group, esophageal neoplasia low-level group and esophageal neoplasia high-level group, according to pathology and electronic gastroscope diagnosis. Diagnostic testing lingual information collection system (DS01-B) was used and tongue image were collected, including tongue color, coating color, fur character, tongue shape, local ecchymosis, et al. Difference of tongue image information was analyzed, related clinical variants were analyzed by multi-factor logistic regression.


Incidence of local ecchymosis in tongue image was 1.58% (45/2840) in normal group, 2.98% (4/134) in esophageal neoplasia low-level group and 6.32% (5/79)in esophageal neoplasia high-level group. Significant difference was found in 3 groups (P 


Red tongue, tongue local ecchymosis, yellow and white coated tongue were risk factors for precancerous lesions and early stage esophageal cancer. Multi-factor (including tongue image information) logistic regression model has clinical value of prediction precancerous lesions and early stage esophageal cancer.

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China-Japan friendshop hospital


National “twelfth five”science and technology support plan


All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.