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Stomach cancer or gastric cancer affects around 7,000 people each year in the UK. Stomach cancer is difficult to detect in the early stages because the initial symptoms are also seen in less serious conditions such as persistent indigestion, heart burn, trapped wind, burping and stomach ache.
Scientists use pluripotent stem cells to generate human stomach tissues in laboratory

Scientists use pluripotent stem cells to generate human stomach tissues in laboratory

Scientists report in Nature using pluripotent stem cells to generate human stomach tissues in a petri dish that produce acid and digestive enzymes. [More]
Study provides new insights into molecular subtypes of esophageal cancer

Study provides new insights into molecular subtypes of esophageal cancer

A comprehensive analysis of 559 esophageal and gastric cancer samples, collected from patients around the world, suggests the two main types of esophageal cancer differ markedly in their molecular characteristics and should be considered separate diseases. [More]
DDF launches three grants to fund opportunities for gastric cancer research

DDF launches three grants to fund opportunities for gastric cancer research

Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer, an international non-profit organization that raises awareness and funds for stomach cancer, launched three research grants totaling $300,000 for the 2016-2017 grant cycle. [More]
Gene testing could help predict ovarian cancer patients' sensitivity to new class of drugs

Gene testing could help predict ovarian cancer patients' sensitivity to new class of drugs

Testing for a gene commonly mutated in ovarian cancers could pick out patients who will respond well to a promising new class of cancer drugs, a major new study reveals. [More]
Researchers identify promising prospect for new medications to fight against H. pylori

Researchers identify promising prospect for new medications to fight against H. pylori

There is a strong suspicion that Helicobacter pylori is linked to the development of stomach cancer. Now an international team of researchers led by Prof. Donald R. Ronning has used neutrons to unlock the secret to the functionality of an important enzyme in the bacterium's metabolism. [More]
Overexpression of nerve growth factor drives gastric tumorigenesis in mice

Overexpression of nerve growth factor drives gastric tumorigenesis in mice

Gastric tumors are started by specialized cells in the stomach that signal nerves to make more acetylcholine, according to a study in mice. [More]
Oral cavity bacterium linked to development and progression of esophageal cancer

Oral cavity bacterium linked to development and progression of esophageal cancer

A type of bacterium usually found in the human mouth, Fusobacterium nucleatum, has been found to be related to the prognosis of esophageal cancer in Japanese patients by researchers from Kumamoto University, Japan. [More]
Scientists discover new receptors for stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori

Scientists discover new receptors for stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori

A research group led by Prof. Markus Gerhard of the Technical University of Munich and Assistant Professor Dr. Bernhard B. Singer of the Institute for Anatomy at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Duisburg-Essen at Essen University Medical Centre has discovered a completely new approach to preventing or treating infections with this bacterium as well as secondary complications. [More]
Researchers discover new approach to preventing H. pylori linked to stomach infections

Researchers discover new approach to preventing H. pylori linked to stomach infections

Researchers have discovered a new approach to preventing or treating a stomach bacterium associated with an increased risk of stomach cancer as well as gastritis and duodenal ulcers. [More]
NCCN publishes new resources to help patients understand treatment options for stomach cancer

NCCN publishes new resources to help patients understand treatment options for stomach cancer

This year, it is estimated that more than 26,000 people will be diagnosed with Stomach Cancer in the United States, with nearly one million new cases diagnosed worldwide each year. [More]
Precision medicine trial shows analysing person's DNA improves treatment options for cancer patients

Precision medicine trial shows analysing person's DNA improves treatment options for cancer patients

A clinical trial for types of advanced cancer is the first of its kind to show that precision medicine - or tailoring treatment for individual people - can slow down the time it takes for a tumour to grow back, according to research presented at the Molecular Analysis for Personalised Therapy (MAP) conference, today (Friday). [More]
Combination of ginger and chili peppers could help reduce cancer risk

Combination of ginger and chili peppers could help reduce cancer risk

For many people, there's nothing more satisfying than a hot, spicy meal. But some research has suggested that capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their kick, might cause cancer. [More]
Added benefit not proven for orphan drug in treatment of adults with stomach cancer

Added benefit not proven for orphan drug in treatment of adults with stomach cancer

Ramucirumab (trade name: Cyramza) is a monoclonal antibody, which blocks a receptor, reducing the growth of blood vessels and so reducing blood supply to the tumours. [More]
People diagnosed with bowel cancer under 50 not tested for Lynch syndrome, research finds

People diagnosed with bowel cancer under 50 not tested for Lynch syndrome, research finds

The UK’s leading bowel cancer research charity, Bowel Cancer UK, and the Royal College of Pathologists have today published findings which show that people under 50 diagnosed with bowel cancer are not being tested for Lynch syndrome – a genetic condition that increases the risk of bowel cancer by 80 per cent. [More]
Fraunhofer scientists show how seaweed has potential to substitute salt

Fraunhofer scientists show how seaweed has potential to substitute salt

Salt (sodium chloride) is an essential nutrient, but one that is often present in surprising quantities in industrially processed foods. [More]
Researchers find increased cancer incidence among patients with primary immunodeficiency disorders

Researchers find increased cancer incidence among patients with primary immunodeficiency disorders

Primary immunodeficiency disorders are a group of more than 300 single gene defects that affect the role of the immune system and prevent it from functioning properly. When Roswell Park Cancer Institute researchers evaluated the overall and site-specific incidence of cancer among patients registered in the United States Immune Deficiency Network, they found increased cancer incidence rates among patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases — and, in particular, a significant increase in lymphoma cases. [More]
Study identifies potential new treatment for subset of gastric cancer patients

Study identifies potential new treatment for subset of gastric cancer patients

Testing cancers for 'addiction' to a gene that boosts cell growth can pick out patients who may respond to a targeted drug under development, a major new study reports. [More]
Fujitsu develops portable breath sensor that can quickly measure concentration of gas components in people's breath

Fujitsu develops portable breath sensor that can quickly measure concentration of gas components in people's breath

Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced that it has developed a portable breath sensor that can extract and quickly measure the concentration of only specified gas components, such as ammonia, that are included at low concentrations in people's breath and are suggested to be correlated with lifestyle diseases. [More]
Older people undergoing cancer surgery more likely to experience injuries, health issues

Older people undergoing cancer surgery more likely to experience injuries, health issues

Older people who undergo cancer surgery are more likely than their younger counterparts to experience injuries and health issues such as falling down, breaking bones, dehydration, bed sores, failure to thrive and delirium. These age-related issues may lead to longer hospital stays, increased health care costs and a greater risk of death, a UCLA study found. [More]
Overall EU cancer, leukaemia mortality rates to fall in 2016

Overall EU cancer, leukaemia mortality rates to fall in 2016

Total cancer-related mortality rates for men and women in the European Union will decline in 2016, say researchers who predict falls in death rates from most neoplasms, including leukaemia. [More]
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