Latest Timothy Wang Stories

2009-06-24 15:34:26

A group led by Columbia University Medical Center's Timothy Wang, M.D., has studied the role of Helicobacter infection in the development of stomach cancer and found that the hormone gastrin, which stimulates secretion of gastric acid, plays a key role in the development of Helicobacter-induced stomach cancer, and may have distinct effects on carcinogenesis in different parts of the stomach.More than 50 percent of the world's population is infected with Helicobacter, which causes chronic...

2004-11-27 09:00:00

HealthDayNews -- Stomach cancer may originate from bone marrow cells rather than stomach cells, as was previously believed. A new study in mice found that stomach cancer cells began as bone marrow cells that had migrated to the stomach. The bone marrow cells traveled to the stomach in response to inflammation caused by an infection with the bacterium that causes ulcers, Helicobacter pylori. These findings, published in the Nov. 26 issue of Science, are in stark contrast to the commonly held...

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