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Does NSAID Use Impact GI Cancers?
Aspirin is an intriguing medicine because it helps to control inflammation, which plays a big role in a number of diseases — including cancer. So does aspirin help prevent and treat certain types of cancer?
The Long and Winding Cancer Road
Treatments for cancers afflicting young people have improved vastly over the years. For example, survival rates have never been higher for Hodgkin lymphoma, one of the most common cancers in young adults.
Beyond Stomach Cancer Surgery
Surgery is usually the first step in treating stomach (gastric) cancer. A number of studies have looked at whether or not chemotherapy after surgery helps these patients live longer. A new study offers new insights.
Why Stomach Cancer is Declining in the US
Helicobacter pylori is a bacteria that’s responsible for stomach problems such as ulcers and sometimes cancer. The good news, though, is this bug is going away and so are cases of stomach cancer.
One-Two Punch in the Cancer Gut
Cancer that starts in and spreads from the stomach is called metastatic gastric cancer. Depending on the stage of the disease, there are various treatment options. A new study looked at the best treatment strategies.
FDA Approves New GIST Rx
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a medication to treat gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) that can’t be removed with surgery, have spread or no longer respond to existing therapies.
Eradicating a Killer Stomach Bug
You don’t hear much about stomach (gastric) cancer in this country. But cancer of the stomach is the second leading cancer-related death in the world. Researchers are looking at ways to prevent this cancer altogether.
Second-Line Cancer Therapy Extends Lives
Cancers of the esophagus and stomach often require treatment with more than one type of chemotherapy agent. Researchers now know which medication is best if initial, or first-line, therapy fails.
Asian Pancreatic Cancer Patients Living Longer
A medication that’s used to treat a number of cancers in Japan could help people with pancreatic cancer live longer. The medication has been found to be most beneficial for Asian patients.
One Cancer - Many Diseases
Stomach cancer is not one disease, but many. Understanding the different types of this complex cancer could lead to improved treatments.