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2013-01-23 10:46:10

New research into the treatment and prognosis of gastrointestinal cancers was released today in advance of the tenth annual Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium being held January 24-26, 2013, at The Moscone West Building in San Francisco, CA. Five important studies were highlighted today in a live presscast: Postoperative Treatment with S-1 Chemotherapy Reduces Relapses and Extends Survival in Patients with Pancreatic Cancer: Early results from a Phase III clinical trial conducted in...

2013-01-16 20:21:38

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sisters Stacy and Robyn Harris were tired of struggling with excessive weight, especially in light of their family's history of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Stacy received the FDA-approved lap band surgery in 2006, but five years later, she felt that sleeve gastrectomy might be her true weight loss solution. She recruited Los Angeles' leading bariatric surgeon, Dr. Michael Feiz, to convert her lap band into a gastric sleeve. Stacy excitedly...

2013-01-09 12:43:25

H. pylori isn't a major cause of death and may protect against stroke and some cancers A new study by NYU School of Medicine researchers reveals that an especially virulent strain of the gut bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) isn't implicated in the overall death rate of the U.S. population, and may even protect against stroke and some cancers. The findings, based a nationwide health survey of nearly 10,000 individuals over a period of some 12 years, are published online, January 9,...

2013-01-03 12:24:52

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cerulean Pharma Inc., a leader in developing dynamically tumor-targeted nanopharmaceuticals, today announced that the first patient has been dosed in a Phase 2 study of its lead candidate, CRLX101, in patients with advanced gastric cancer. With the 150-patient randomized Phase 2 study in advanced non-small cell lung cancer expected to read out soon, Cerulean is expanding the clinical development program for CRLX101 to capitalize on the breadth...

2012-12-12 20:21:54

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Married for over ten years, Oxnard-based couple Roger and Mayra Rosales have enjoyed their kids and family life. Still, one element greatly detracted from their happiness for years. Both struggled with obesity, along with frequent illnesses which were part and parcel to the excessive weight. "We were always sick," Roger, 30, explains. "Always getting the flu and feeling tired, I guess because we weren't eating well. We always had back problems."...

2012-12-10 08:25:23

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Roche today announced updated survival results from the Phase III CLEOPATRA study, which showed that the combination of Perjeta® (pertuzumab), Herceptin® (trastuzumab) and docetaxel chemotherapy significantly extended the lives (overall survival) of people with previously untreated HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer (mBC), compared to Herceptin, chemotherapy and placebo. Results showed that the risk of death was reduced by 34...

2012-12-06 12:28:55

Northwestern Medicine expert explains causes and remedies for heartburn CHICAGO, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every Sunday, millions of Americans turn their attention to the football field to watch their favorite team. Whether tailgating, inside the stadium, or watching at home, most football fans will likely indulge in typical game day snacks, including pizza, wings, salsa and beer, all of which are known triggers for heartburn. Affecting some 40 to 60 million Americans...

2012-12-05 16:24:17

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As arguably the finest bariatric surgeon working right now, Dr. Michael Feiz has had to grapple with the issues behind our collective weight issues. On the one hand, there is a great deal of pressure for people to shed pounds for purely aesthetic reasons. At the same time there has been a bit of a backlash, as some sectors of society have responded to the ballyhoo by saying it is inherently superficial to put a lot of effort into slimming down - that...

2012-11-19 20:21:43

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Actress and gastric sleeve recipient Jodi Taffel has always had a fun-loving, energetic personality, in spite of struggling with excessive weight for years. Although she was not extremely active prior to her surgery, she longed to fully engage in the many activities and trips she and her boyfriend planned together. However, the extra pounds made it difficult for Taffel to feel comfortable even when walking up a flight of stairs. Last September, the...

2012-11-15 16:26:29

ASGE encourages patients and families to learn about the disease and seek support OAK BROOK, Ill., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This November, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is raising awareness about pancreatic cancer and encouraging patients and their families to become educated about the disease, to ask their doctor about treatments and to reach out for support. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States....