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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. s 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) Research,…

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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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August 20, 2018- RAINBOW Study: Antiangiogenic Therapy in Gastric Cancer

The RAINBOW study pre-treated patients with the doublet of fluoropyrimidine plus a platinum, and later gave paclitaxel plus or minus ramucirumab. Survival rates for this study increased to more than 2 months. Another second line study, REGARD lead by Charlie Fuchs, consisted of best supportive care plus a placebo or best supportive care plus ramucirumab.…

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August 10, 2018 – Analyzing Potential Therapies in Gastric/GEJ Cancer

Current research of esophagogastric cancer is heading toward building on the signals of activity seen for immunotherapy. Though phase I and phase II trials have given a mixed results, scientists are looking forward to the results of first line immunotherapy trials some of which involve the claudin protein in the body. This protein is overexpressed…

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