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July 5, 2019 – Laparoscopic Gastric Surgery Also Deemed Effective in Advanced Gastric Cancer

Laparoscopic surgery was only known to have an advantage in early-stage gastric cancer and most advanced-stage cancers were treated by conventional open surgery. However, a study done in Korea has determined that laparoscopic surgery showed excellent results in terms of pain index, inflammatory response, and complication incidence. The lead researcher suggested that laparoscopic surgery could…

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July 4, 2019 – Study Uncovers Origin of Cell Layer that Hides Stomach Cancer

A group of researchers from Hiroshima recently discovered the origin of a normal-looking stomach lining that covers sites of gastric cancer and makes it difficult to spot after the eradication of an H. pylori infection. H. pylori infection is a major cause of stomach cancer and causes inflammation by releasing substances that can destroy cells…

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February 25, 2019 – Defense Health Program Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19)

The FY19 Defense Appropriation provides $90 million (M) to the U.S. Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) to support innovative, high-impact cancer research. As directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the Defense Health Agency J9, Research and Development Directorate manages the Defense Health Program (DHP)…

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February 25, 2019 – FDA Approves Taiho Oncology’s LONSURF® (trifluridine/tipiracil) for Adult Patients with Previously Treated Advanced Gastric or Gastroesophageal Junction (GEJ) Adenocarcinoma

Taiho Oncology, Inc. today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved LONSURF® as a treatment for adult patients with metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma previously treated with at least two prior lines of chemotherapy that included a fluoropyrimidine, a platinum, either a taxane or irinotecan, and if appropriate, HER2/neu-targeted therapy.…

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January 7, 2019 – Clinical trial to develop breath test for multiple cancers

UK researchers have recently launched a new clinical trial to develop a breath test that could help detect multiple cancer types. This technology could help doctors detect and diagnose cancers earlier by measuring volatile organic compounds (VOCs) through breath biopsy. Depending on conditions, cells can release different patterns of VOCs, and this trial sets out…

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October 26, 2018 – FDA Accepts Supplemental New Drug Application for the Treatment of Metastatic Gastric/Gastroesophageal Junction (GEJ) Adenocarcinoma

Taiho Oncology announced that the FDA has granted priority review for the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for LONSURF as new treatment for patients with previously treated advanced or metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma. The drug trial met its primary goal of prolonged overall survival and secondary endpoint measurements of progression-free survival (PFS) in addition to consistent…

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August 21, 2018- Cut your risk of gastric disease by eating THIS food

Researchers at Spain’s Universitat Politecnica de Valenicia studied the effects of lycopene in the body. Lycopene is an antioxidant found in several fruits and tomatoes, hence it is also found in ketchup. Researchers found that lycopene is more potent in the sauce rather than the fruits because it has been cooked down thus facilitation absorption…

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