Screening/Prevention Gastric Cancer

Ask the Lynch Syndrome Expert Q&A Now Available (June 2, 2016)

CancerConnect Presents: Ask the Expert with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Dr. Perez* CancerConnect recently collaborated with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to provide you with the opportunity to... Continue Reading

Another Reason to Break the Habit: Smoking Alters Bacterial Balance in Mouth (April 12, 2016)

Smoking drastically alters the oral microbiome, the mix of roughly 600 bacterial species that live in people’s mouths. This is the finding of a study led by NYU Langone Medical Center and its Laura... Continue Reading

Gastric Cancer Risk Factors You Need to Know (February 8, 2016)

Successful treatment for stomach or gastric cancer starts with early detection. Most cases of stomach cancer are diagnosed in the advanced stages as there is no routine test for early detection. This makes... Continue Reading

Bug out: Killing common bacteria may curb stomach cancer, studies show (July 27, 2015)

The H. pylori bacterium is a top cause of stomach cancerCourtesy of the Salama Lab at Fred Hutch By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service This bug loves our guts — living silently in most folks, causing... Continue Reading

U.S. FDA Issues Warning about Certain Type of Endoscope (February 20, 2015)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Safety Communication about a certain type of endoscope­—specifically the device used in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).... Continue Reading

Scientific Review Suggests Aspirin Significantly Cuts Cancer Rates (August 18, 2014)

A recent review of several studies confirms that taking a small daily dose of aspirin significantly reduces the risk of developing – or dying from several kinds of cancer.(1) Several clinical studies... Continue Reading

New Online Support Group for People Affected by Gastrointestinal Conditions: IBS, Crohn’s, UC, GERD, Cancer and More (August 14, 2014)

Are you suffering from a gastrointestinal (GI) tract condition? You are not alone! TheGIConnection is now available for patients, caregivers, and health consumers as an up to date online information resource... Continue Reading

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention (March 26, 2012)

A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing... Continue Reading

Lynch Syndrome Also Linked with Breast and Pancreatic Cancer (February 17, 2012)

A study of families with Lynch Syndrome has expanded the list of cancers related to the condition: carriers of a Lynch Syndrome gene mutation also appear to have an increased risk of breast cancer and... Continue Reading

Alcohol Linked with Stomach Cancer (November 7, 2011)

According to a large European study, men who average more than four alcoholic beverages per day are more likely than light drinkers to develop stomach cancer. These results were published in the American... Continue Reading

Stay on Top of Your Family History of Cancer (July 15, 2011)

People who are at high risk of cancer as a result of their family history may be advised to undergo earlier or more intensive cancer screening. Because family history of cancer can change over time, it’s... Continue Reading

Fewer Lung Cancer Deaths Among Women (April 11, 2011)

The lung cancer death rate among women appears to be declining for the first time in 40 years, according to an annual report published by multiple institutions. Findings from the report were recently released... Continue Reading

High Circulating Vitamin D Levels Don’t Reduce Risk of Less Common Cancers (July 13, 2010)

High levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream do not appear to reduce the risk of seven less common cancers: endometrial, esophageal, stomach, ovarian, pancreatic, kidney, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In... Continue Reading

Cancers of the Lower Stomach have Increased in Young Whites (May 7, 2010)

Although overall rates of noncardia gastric cancer (cancer of the lower stomach) have decreased in the United States, rates have increased in whites between the ages of 25 and 39 years. These findings... Continue Reading

Aspirin May Reduce Risk of Stomach Cancer (August 28, 2009)

Regular aspirin use may reduce the risk of distal stomach cancer (cancer in the lower part of the stomach). These results were published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Cancer of the stomach is... Continue Reading

Fruits and Vegetables Reduce Risk of Stomach Cancer (February 1, 2008)

Fruits and Vegetables Reduce Risk of Stomach Cancer According to an article recently published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, diets higher in vegetables and fruits and lower in foods common in... Continue Reading

Epstein-Barr Virus Not Associated with Gastric Cancer (November 29, 2007)

Epstein-Barr Virus Not Associated with Gastric Cancer According to an article recently published in the British Journal of Cancer, individuals infected with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) do not have an... Continue Reading

Incidence of Precancerous Changes to the Stomach is Declining (August 21, 2007)

Incidence of Precancerous Changes to the Stomach is Declining According to the results of a study conducted in the Netherlands and published in the journal Gut, the frequency of precancerous changes to... Continue Reading

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