Oncology & Cancer

Study explains why men are at higher risk for stomach cancer

Several types of cancer, including stomach, liver and colon, are far more common in men than in women. Some scientists have theorized that differences in lifestyle, such as diet and smoking, may account for the discrepancy, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Genetic differences distinguish stomach cancers, treatment response

Stomach cancer is actually two distinct disease variations based on its genetic makeup, and each responds differently to chemotherapy, according to an international team of scientists led by researchers at Duke-National University ...

Medical research

Weight loss surgery changes the way our bodies sense food

How bariatric surgery helps people with obesity and diabetes is related to changes in the way the gut senses food and nutrients after the operation, researchers report February 5 in the journal Cell Reports. They found that ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Stomach bacterium damages human DNA

The stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori is one of the biggest risk factors for the development of gastric cancer, the third most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the world. Molecular biologists from the University ...

Oncology & Cancer

New method to help spot gastric cancer cells

Gastric cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death worldwide, accounting for over 1,000,000 new cases and nearly 800,000 deaths per year. The poor prognosis of gastric cancer is largely due to the difficulty in early ...

Medical research

Stomach bacteria switch off human immune defences to cause disease

Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that establishes a life-long stomach infection in humans, which in some cases can lead to duodenal ulcers or stomach cancer. New research, presented at this week's Society for General Microbiology ...

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