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News Archives: 2011 | 2010 | 2009

GCF tracks interesting research in gastric cancer. Following is research news that has caught our attention since January 2012:


  • Recently published report of genomic research supported by Gastric Cancer Foundation
    Metastatic tumor evolution and organoid modeling implicate TGFBR2 as a cancer driver in diffuse gastric cancer.  [Read more]
  • Columbia U scientists discover Botox suppresses the growth of gastric cancer
    Researchers have found a novel approach to treating gastric cancer - using Botox. [Read more]
  • New view of stomach cancer could hasten better therapies
    In a massive effort to catalog the molecular causes of stomach cancer, scientists, including researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, have identified four subtypes of tumors based on shared mutations and other molecular abnormalities. [Read more]
  • Long noncoding RNA in gastric juice, plasma may be marker for gastric cancer
    Changes in long noncoding RNA-AA174084 levels in the tissues, gastric juice and plasma of patients with gastric cancer were associated with clinicopathological factors, suggesting utility as a biomarker for early screening and predicting prognoses, according to research data. [Read more]
  • "Cryptic Promoters" Drive Stomach Cancer
    July 11, 2014
    Using a new technique called Nano-ChIPseq, scientists have found that stomach cancer is driven by mutations in regions of the genome known as cryptic promoters. [Read more]
  • New Provider Resources for Improving Gastric Cancer Patient Care
    The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) has announced new provider resources for delivering high-quality care to gastric cancer patients. [Read more]
  • Gastric Cancer Detected in a Breath Test
    By detecting certain volatile organic compounds in exhaled breath, NanoArtificial Nose technology (NA-NOSE) was able to differentiate patients with gastric cancer from those with benign lesions, with high accuracy. [Read more]
  • Eradicating H pylori Could Help Prevent Gastric Cancer in Asians
    June 17, 2014
    Searching for and eradicating the bacteria Helicobacter pylori could reduce the incidence of gastric cancer in otherwise healthy individuals, especially in Asian populations, according to a new study. [Read more]
  • ASCO: Advances in the Management of Gastrointestinal Cancers
    May 30, 2014
    Interview with Dr. Andrew Lowy, director of surgical oncology at the University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center. [Read more]
  • FDA approves Cyramza for stomach cancer
    April 21, 2014
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Cyramza (ramucirumab) to treat patients with advanced stomach cancer or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma, a form of cancer located in the region where the esophagus joins the stomach. [Read more]
  • Could the Microbiome Play a Role in Gastric Cancer?
    February 26, 2014
    Over the past few years, the scientific community has become more and more interested in the "microbiome"-the 100 trillion or so bacteria that live in our gut, helping us digest our food, fight infections and perform other normal daily functions. Now evidence is emerging that the microbiome could play a role in the formation of gastric cancer, and therefore could be an important target for new therapies. [Read more]
  • New Chemical Technique May Boost Surgery Success
    February 3, 2014
    One of the best ways to improve survival odds for patients facing gastric cancer is for surgeons to be able to confirm they're removing every single cancer cell from the stomach. Scientists at Stanford University have developed a method of chemical analysis that they believe will help surgeons find cancer cells that might otherwise be missed by pathology labs, which typically analyze tissue samples during procedures. [Read more]


Research News Archives: 2013 | 2012

Upcoming GCF Events:

Date:December 6, 2014
Event:Gastric Cancer Foundation 6th Annual Gala
Time:6 pm
Place:Peninsula Golf & Country Club, San Mateo, CA    

Grassroots Events Supporting GCF:

Date:Sunday, October 27, 2013
Event:Afternoon through the eyes and heart of Ms. Sheila Yancy; a reading of INFUSION, My Personal Journey Living with GSC, a Memoir by Sheila Yancy read by her aunt, Carolyn Brooks.
Time:3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Place:The East Room of 1300 Lafayette, Downtown Detroit
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Date:Thursday, November 7, 2013
Event:Geeks Against Gastric Cancer – Quiz Night
Time:7:00 p.m.
Place:Madrona Eatery & Ale House, Seattle, Washington
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Date:Sunday, November 10, 2013
Event:1st Annual Mark Blumenthal Memorial Pokerthon
Place:Throughout the U.S.
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