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2014-07-25 10:41:50

Temple University Health System Asking patients if a suspicious skin lesion is painful or itchy may help doctors decide whether the spot is likely to be cancerous, according to a new study headed by Gil Yosipovitch, MD, Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at Temple University School of Medicine. The study, published online by JAMA Dermatology on July 23, 2014, found that nearly 36. 9 percent of skin cancer lesions are accompanied by itching, while 28.2 percent involve pain....

2014-07-23 23:24:51

Allen Kamrava, M.D., a Board-certified colorectal surgeon in Los Angeles, has launched a website devoted to the treatment of colon cancer, hemorrhoids, and other colorectal conditions. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Dr. Allen Kamrava, colorectal surgeon in Beverly Hills, is pleased to announce the launch of a new website dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of various colorectal conditions. The website can be found at DrKamrava.com. “With this new website, I am able to...

2014-07-23 08:32:41

Making a Difference Through Scientific Research and Discovery BOSTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer's Medical Advisory Board Member Adam Bass, MD, serves as co-Chair of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Gastric Cancer Project, Director for Translational Research for the Center for Esophageal and Gastric Cancer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and is an associate member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. The TCGA Gastric...

2014-07-18 11:24:04

PLOS How Helicobacter pylori identifies and colonizes sites of small injury in the stomach Helicobacter pylori infection promotes stomach ulcers and cancer. How H. pylori initially interacts with and irritates gastric tissue is not well understood. An article published on July 17th in PLOS Pathogens now describes that H. pylori rapidly identifies and colonizes sites of minor injuries in the stomach, almost immediately interferes with healing at those injury sites, and so promotes...

2014-07-18 11:19:12

Cell Press Colorectal cancer has been linked to carbohydrate-rich western diets, but the underlying mechanisms have been unclear. A study published by Cell Press July 17th in the journal Cell shows that gut microbes metabolize carbohydrates in the diet, causing intestinal cells to proliferate and form tumors in mice that are genetically predisposed to colorectal cancer. Treatment with antibiotics or a low-carbohydrate diet significantly reduced tumors in these mice, suggesting that these...

2014-07-15 08:28:57

MADISON, Wis., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- No Stomach For Cancer is pleased to announce two $50,000 grant awards to fund exploration of the development of gastric cancer. In keeping with the organization's mission, these grants will facilitate research projects that hold the promise of improving prevention, diagnosis and treatment of this deadly disease. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140714/126708 The first research grant will support Dr. David Huntsman from the...

2014-07-09 08:27:56

- Awareness campaign aims to break world record for largest display of origami boats to show widespread support for GIST community WHIPPANY, N.J. and WAYNE, N.J., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To raise awareness about gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), the Life Raft Group, a leading GIST advocacy organization, designates Sunday, July 13, 2014 as worldwide GIST Awareness Day, through a presenting sponsorship from Bayer HealthCare. At the center of the awareness activities is a global...

2014-07-01 15:14:56

Universitat Basel The risk of developing cancer increases with age. Factors like smoking and regular aspirin use also affect the risk of cancer – although in the opposite sense. Researchers from the University of Basel were now able to show that aspirin use and smoking both influence aging processes of the female genome that are connected to colorectal cancer. The Journal of the National Cancer Institute has published their results. Already in the 1990s, scientists discovered that...

2014-06-27 23:02:20

In honor of Men’s Health Awareness Month, the treatment center is educating their patients and the community on colon cancer. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 June is Men’s Health Awareness Month, and the Digestive & Liver Disease Center of San Antonio is ready to help patients and the community become more aware of the third most common cancer in America: colon cancer. Colon cancer affects both men and women equally. It begins with a small growth called a polyp. Colon cancer...

2014-06-24 09:58:56

University of Michigan Health System African-Americans half as likely to have genetic marker linked to better survival African-Americans with colon cancer are half as likely as Caucasian patients to have a type of colon cancer that is linked to better outcomes. The finding may provide insight into why African-Americans are more likely to die of colon cancer than Caucasians with the same stage of disease. The population-based study of 503 people with colon cancer found that 14...


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Gastroscopy
2013-03-04 10:13:56

The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

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