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2011-05-18 13:57:15

No increase seen from moderate alcohol consumption The results from a very well-done meta-analysis support other data generated on the risk of alcohol consumption and gastric cancer "“ that is "“ that the risk may be real for heavy alcohol consumption but not for moderate intake. The type of gastric cancer relating to heavier alcohol intake in this study tended to be tumors involving the noncardia, but differences between the association with tumors of the gastric cardia were not...

2011-04-19 12:49:13

A potential vaccine against bacteria that cause serious gastric disorders including stomach cancer may be a step closer following a pioneering study by a University of Guelph chemist. In the first published study of its kind, a team led by Prof. Mario Monteiro, Department of Chemistry, found a carbohydrate-based antigen caused mice to develop antibodies against a common bacterium linked to gastric cancer. "This is the first jab at a sugar-based vaccine against Helicobacter pylori," said...

2011-04-13 08:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two new studies published in the current issue of Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, a peer-reviewed journal, add to the large body of scientific evidence which supports that the LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System, made by Allergan, Inc. (NYSE: AGN), is a safe and effective weight-loss procedure. One study concluded that laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) procedure can be safely performed in a...

2011-04-11 21:42:42

Solving part of a medical mystery, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco have established a link between molecules found in an inflamed pancreas and the early formation of pancreatic cancer "“ a discovery that may help scientists identify new ways to detect, monitor and treat this deadly disease. Scientists have known for many years that pancreatitis, a painfully inflamed pancreas, is a common risk factor for pancreatic cancer "“ along with things like smoking...

2011-04-07 08:09:21

By Rhonda Craig, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent AIDS patients could have a much higher risk of developing some stomach and esophageal cancers. The findings were presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's 102nd Annual Meeting in Orlando this week. AIDS patients are now living longer, healthier lives thanks to improved treatments, but an ongoing study has just revealed they may be at increased risk of developing some specific cancers. "We knew that people with AIDS had a high...

2011-04-07 08:04:59

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A big beer belly isn't the only concern for heavy beer drinkers. People who drink a significant amount of beer and have a specific genetic variant in the cluster of three genes that metabolize alcohol have a significantly higher risk of developing non-cardiac gastric cancer, according to a new study. Study results also showed that the same risk is also elevated (but not as significantly) for heavy beer drinkers who do not have the variant. "This is a classic...

2011-04-06 23:27:45

A newly discovered hybrid gene appears to play a direct role in some stomach cancers, according to an international team of scientists led by researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore. The hybrid gene is a fusion of two separate genes, and is one of the first described in gastric cancer, which is the most lethal malignancy worldwide after lung cancer. The disease kills an estimated 740,000 people a year, including nearly 11,000 annually in the United States. The gene discovery...

2011-04-06 11:03:00

NEW YORK, April 6, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Empire BlueCross BlueShield today announced an initiative to inform and educate physicians and consumers about important findings from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) related to a little known but common infection that is a precursor to serious stomach ailments. An estimated 30 to 40 percent of the United States population is infected with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), a...

2011-04-04 20:03:45

New guidelines support use of Radiofrequency Ablation to remove precancerous cells New guidelines issued by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) support the use of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to remove precancerous cells in patients with Barrett's esophagus, a condition most commonly caused by chronic acid reflux, or GERD. Barrett's esophagus is the leading cause of esophageal cancer and affects an estimated two million Americans. While traditionally managed through watchful...

2011-04-04 19:40:39

Heavy beer drinkers who have a specific genetic variant in the cluster of three genes that metabolize alcohol are at significantly higher risk of developing non-cardia gastric cancer, according to research presented at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held here April 2-6. Study results also showed that the same risk is also elevated (but not as significantly) for heavy beer drinkers who do not have the variant, known as rs1230025, and for non-drinkers who have rs1230025 or rs283411. "This...


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