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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

OMNI-Connect Gets National Recognition as Valuable Social Media Solution in Medicine (August 13, 2014)

Fort Worth TX/Sun Valley ID – OMNI Health Media announces national recognition of its online support communities, TheGIConnection,TheRAConnection, and Cancer Connect, as valuable resources for... Continue Reading

Apatinib Prolongs Survival in Advanced Gastric Cancer (June 26, 2014)

Apatinib significantly improved overall survival according to the results of a phase III study presented at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago. Gastric cancer... Continue Reading

Ramucirumab Plus Paclitaxel Improves Survival in Metastatic Gastric Cancer (February 21, 2014)

Ramucirumab significantly improved both progression-free and overall survival, when added to paclitaxel in second-line therapy for metastatic gastric cancer, according to the results of a study presented... Continue Reading

Marriage May Have a Protective Effect for Cancer Patients (December 17, 2013)

Social support may have a significant impact on cancer detection, treatment, and survival, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The study showed that married... Continue Reading

Ramucirumab Prolongs Survival in Advanced Gastric Cancer (October 28, 2013)

The investigational targeted agent ramucirumab prolongs survival in patients with advanced gastric cancer after standard treatments have failed, according to the results of a study published early online... Continue Reading

End-of-Life Care Remains Aggressive, Despite Patient Wishes (September 16, 2013)

Although most patients with advanced cancer prefer hospice or palliative care that minimizes symptoms, many continue to receive aggressive treatment during their final weeks and months of life. In fact,... Continue Reading

Following Lifestyle Recommendations Reduces Risk of Cancer Death (May 15, 2013)

People who follow the diet and lifestyle recommendations laid out by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) have a 34 percent reduced risk of dying... Continue Reading

Second-Line Docetaxel Improves Survival in Esophageal and Gastric Cancer (April 3, 2013)

Second-line treatment with docetaxel improves overall survival of patients with advanced esophageal and gastric cancer, according to the results of a study presented at the 2013 Gastrointestinal Cancers... Continue Reading

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Screening and Prevention

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 have suggested that aspirin can reduce the risk... 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 and support group. Click on one of the links... 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 body of evidence suggests that aspirin may reduce... 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 pancreatic cancer. These results were published in... 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 Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Cancer of the stomach... Continue Reading

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Stages I-II

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 and support group. Click on one of the links... Continue Reading

Adjuvant Radiochemotherapy Demonstrates Benefit in Gastric Cancer (September 25, 2012)

Adjuvant radiochemotherapy provides strong and persistent benefit in patients who have undergone curative gastric resection, according to the long-term results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.[1] Gastric cancer refers to cancer... Continue Reading

XELOX May Improve Survival in Gastric Cancer (June 24, 2011)

The chemotherapy regimen referred to as XELOX may improve overall survival compared with observation alone in stages II and III gastric (stomach) cancer; however, data are still immature and longer follow-up is necessary. These results were presented... Continue Reading

Genetic Variant Associated with Poor Outcome for Gastric Cancer (May 24, 2010)

Patients with gastric cancer who have a certain type of inherited variation in the CD44 gene experience a significantly shorter time to disease recurrence (2.1 years) compared with patients without the genetic variation (seven years), according to the... Continue Reading

Adjuvant Chemotherapy Clinical Trial Data from Last 30 Years Evaluated to Determine Benefit in Gastric Cancer (May 14, 2010)

A moderate but statistically significant survival benefit was reported with the addition of chemotherapy to surgery in patients with resectable gastric cancer (gastric cancer that can be surgically removed). These findings were recently published in the... Continue Reading

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Stages III-IV

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 and support group. Click on one of the links... Continue Reading

Apatinib Prolongs Survival in Advanced Gastric Cancer (June 26, 2014)

Apatinib significantly improved overall survival according to the results of a phase III study presented at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago. Gastric cancer refers to cancer of the stomach. Though gastric... Continue Reading

Ramucirumab Plus Paclitaxel Improves Survival in Metastatic Gastric Cancer (February 21, 2014)

Ramucirumab significantly improved both progression-free and overall survival, when added to paclitaxel in second-line therapy for metastatic gastric cancer, according to the results of a study presented at the 2014 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium. Gastric... Continue Reading

Ramucirumab Prolongs Survival in Advanced Gastric Cancer (October 28, 2013)

The investigational targeted agent ramucirumab prolongs survival in patients with advanced gastric cancer after standard treatments have failed, according to the results of a study published early online in The Lancet. Gastric cancer refers to cancer... Continue Reading

Second-Line Docetaxel Improves Survival in Esophageal and Gastric Cancer (April 3, 2013)

Second-line treatment with docetaxel improves overall survival of patients with advanced esophageal and gastric cancer, according to the results of a study presented at the 2013 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco. The esophagus is a muscular... Continue Reading

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Recurrent

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 and support group. Click on one of the links... Continue Reading

Apatinib Prolongs Survival in Advanced Gastric Cancer (June 26, 2014)

Apatinib significantly improved overall survival according to the results of a phase III study presented at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago. Gastric cancer refers to cancer of the stomach. Though gastric... Continue Reading

Second-Line Docetaxel Improves Survival in Esophageal and Gastric Cancer (April 3, 2013)

Second-line treatment with docetaxel improves overall survival of patients with advanced esophageal and gastric cancer, according to the results of a study presented at the 2013 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco. The esophagus is a muscular... Continue Reading

Study Evaluates Whole-brain Radiation Following Surgery or Radiosurgery in Cancer Spread to the Brain (November 16, 2010)

Results from a randomized Phase III study indicate that whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT) following removal of one to three brain metastases with surgery or radiosurgery does not improve overall survival or duration of functional independence but does... Continue Reading

Herceptin® Approved for HER2-positive Metastatic Stomach Cancer (November 2, 2010)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the approval of Herceptin® (trastuzumab) to include the initial treatment of HER2-positive metastatic cancer of the stomach or gastroesophageal junction in combination with chemotherapy.[1] Herceptin... Continue Reading

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