News in Gastric Cancer

News from around the world, curated by the Gastric Cancer Foundation.

Columbia U scientists discover Botox suppresses the growth of gastric cancer

Researchers have found a novel approach to treating gastric cancer – using Botox.

Normally used commercially for cosmetic and medical procedures, a study has found the Botulinum toxin successfully suppressed growth of cancer stem cells in mice.

Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Columbia University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that cancer growth could be curbed by eliminating the signals sent by nerves linked to cancerous stem cells.