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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.
Research: New protein complex fights against bacterial infection that causes gastric cancer

Research: New protein complex fights against bacterial infection that causes gastric cancer

New study by Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at NUS show that the protein is produced as an immune response and requires the tumour suppressor RUNX3. [More]
Scientists develop magnetic bacteria that may help diagnose digestive diseases like stomach cancer

Scientists develop magnetic bacteria that may help diagnose digestive diseases like stomach cancer

Scientists from the University of Granada have successfully created magnetic bacteria that could be added to foodstuffs and could, after ingestion, help diagnose diseases of the digestive system like stomach cancer. [More]
Vaccine against H. pylori infection is within reach

Vaccine against H. pylori infection is within reach

Researchers from the University of Rhode Island are championing a recent breakthrough in the laboratory with hopes it could lead to a vaccine against the pathogen responsible for stomach cancer and to therapeutics for inflammatory diseases. [More]
FDA approves Cyramza to treat patients with advanced stomach cancer

FDA approves Cyramza to treat patients with advanced stomach cancer

Based on results of a clinical trial led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a molecularly targeted drug as second-line treatment in advanced stomach cancer that has progressed after standard chemotherapy has failed. [More]
FDA approves molecularly targeted drug as second-line treatment for advanced stomach cancer

FDA approves molecularly targeted drug as second-line treatment for advanced stomach cancer

Based on results of a clinical trial led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a molecularly targeted drug as second-line treatment in advanced stomach cancer that has progressed after standard chemotherapy has failed. [More]
Researchers provide new blood test for early detection of stomach cancer

Researchers provide new blood test for early detection of stomach cancer

University of Adelaide research has provided new hope for the early detection of stomach cancer with the identification of four new biomarkers in the blood of human cancer patients. [More]
Scientist receives AGA-GCF Research Scholar Award for research in gastric, esophageal cancer

Scientist receives AGA-GCF Research Scholar Award for research in gastric, esophageal cancer

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Research Foundation and the Gastric Cancer Foundation (GCF) are pleased to announce that the first AGA-Gastric Cancer Foundation Research Scholar Award in Gastric and Esophageal Cancer will support Mohamed El-Zaatari, PhD, from University of Michigan, as he conducts research into the role of myeloid cells in the transition from chronic inflammation to gastric pre-neoplasia. [More]
Blood disorder medicines could be used for treating stomach and bowel cancer

Blood disorder medicines could be used for treating stomach and bowel cancer

Stomach and bowel cancer, two of the most common cancers worldwide, could be treated with a class of medicines that are currently used to treat a blood disorder, a Melbourne research team has discovered. [More]
BUSM researcher receives grant for advancement in early detection, treatment of esophageal cancer

BUSM researcher receives grant for advancement in early detection, treatment of esophageal cancer

Tony Godfrey, PhD, associate chair of research in the department of surgery at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC), was recently awarded a two-year, $225,000 grant from the DeGregorio Family Foundation for Gastric and Esophageal Cancer Research & Education. [More]
Researchers develop oral vaccine against Helicobacter pylori

Researchers develop oral vaccine against Helicobacter pylori

Researchers from Southern Medical University in Guangdong, Guangzhou, China, have developed an oral vaccine against Helicobacter pylori, the bacteria responsible for peptic ulcers and some forms of gastric cancer, and have successfully tested it in mice. The research is published ahead of print in the journal Clinical and Vaccine Immunology. [More]

Capsule endoscopy could identify presence of "occult" blood at very low levels

A tiny capsule that can carry out a chemical analysis of the contents of one's stomach could identify the presence of so-called "occult" blood at very low levels. The data is automatically broadcast to an external monitoring device for detection of early stage stomach cancer by one's physician. Details of the invention and initial trials are described in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology. [More]
Special issue on Helicobacter pylori provides new insights into diagnosis, prevention and treatment

Special issue on Helicobacter pylori provides new insights into diagnosis, prevention and treatment

A special issue on Helicobacter pylori has been published by Landes Bioscience (Austin, TX USA). The articles contained in this special issue of the journal Gut Microbes have been authored by world-class investigators and provide new insights into the pathophysiology, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of this microbe. [More]
Peptide from cow's milk exhibits potent anticancer capability against human stomach cancer cell cultures

Peptide from cow's milk exhibits potent anticancer capability against human stomach cancer cell cultures

New research from a team of researchers in Taiwan indicates that a peptide fragment derived from cow's milk, known as lactoferricin B25 (LFcinB25), exhibited potent anticancer capability against human stomach cancer cell cultures. [More]

Lactoferricin B25 derived from cow's milk shows promise for treatment of gastric cancer

​New research from a team of researchers in Taiwan indicates that a peptide fragment derived from cow's milk, known as lactoferricin B25 (LFcinB25), exhibited potent anticancer capability against human stomach cancer cell cultures. [More]
FDA grants Priority Review to Lilly's ramucirumab for treatment of advanced gastric cancer

FDA grants Priority Review to Lilly's ramucirumab for treatment of advanced gastric cancer

Eli Lilly and Company today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has assigned Priority Review to the regulatory submission for ramucirumab (IMC-1121B) as a single-agent treatment for advanced gastric cancer following disease progression after initial chemotherapy. [More]
UCSD surgeons perform first robotic gastrectomy for gastric cancer treatment

UCSD surgeons perform first robotic gastrectomy for gastric cancer treatment

Surgeons at UC San Diego Health System have performed the region's first robotic gastrectomy, a potentially lifesaving procedure to remove a section of the stomach after a diagnosis of gastric cancer. Aided by a da Vinci robot, surgeons remove the diseased tissue, perform a delicate reconstruction and remove local lymph nodes for further testing. [More]
Study shows how stomach bacteria manipulates human immune system to survive in stomach

Study shows how stomach bacteria manipulates human immune system to survive in stomach

Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that establishes a life-long stomach infection in humans, which in some cases can lead to duodenal ulcers or stomach cancer. New research, presented at this week's Society for General Microbiology Autumn Conference, gives us a clearer understanding of how these bacteria can manipulate the human immune system to survive in the mucosal lining of the stomach. [More]
Study shows genetic test to classify gastric cancers and match them to therapies offer best outcomes

Study shows genetic test to classify gastric cancers and match them to therapies offer best outcomes

Stomach cancer, one of the leading causes of cancer death worldwide, actually falls into three broad subtypes that respond differently to currently available therapies, according to researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore. [More]
Certain Hodgkin lymphoma treatments put patients at increased risk for stomach cancer

Certain Hodgkin lymphoma treatments put patients at increased risk for stomach cancer

Hodgkin lymphoma survivors who received certain radiation and chemotherapy regimens were at increased risk of subsequently developing stomach cancer, according to a study by scientists at the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health. [More]
AGA acknowledges partnership of GCF to support research in gastric, esophageal cancer

AGA acknowledges partnership of GCF to support research in gastric, esophageal cancer

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Research Foundation is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the Gastric Cancer Foundation (GCF) to create a new grant to support research in gastric and esophageal cancer. [More]