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Should HER2 Testing Be Routinely Performed in Patients with Gastric Cancer?

December 8th, 2016

Should HER2 Testing Be Routinely Performed in Patients with Gastric Cancer?

The short answer is yes! New evidence-based guidelines for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) testing in advanced gastric and gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma (GEA) have […]


It's GERD Awareness Week--November 20th

November 20th, 2016

It’s GERD Awareness Week–November 20th

It’s that time of year again when there is a tendency to overindulge in a mélange of delicious foods. Although many people may only suffer […]


Another Study Confirms That Daily Aspirin Lowers Risk of Colorectal & Other GI Tract Cancers

May 9th, 2016

Another Study Confirms That Daily Aspirin Lowers Risk of Colorectal & Other GI Tract Cancers

The regular use of aspirin significantly reduces the overall risk of cancer, especially colorectal and other gastrointestinal tract cancers, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology.1 The […]


Pass It On: April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month

April 18th, 2016

Pass It On: April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month

As the month of April brings esophageal cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening […]


Another Reason to Break the Habit: Smoking Alters Bacterial Balance in Mouth

April 12th, 2016

Another Reason to Break the Habit: Smoking Alters Bacterial Balance in Mouth

Smoking drastically alters the oral microbiome, the mix of roughly 600 bacterial species that live in people’s mouths. This is the finding of a study […]


Vistogard® Approved for Life-Threatening Toxicities of Certain Chemotherapy Agents

February 11th, 2016

Vistogard® Approved for Life-Threatening Toxicities of Certain Chemotherapy Agents

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Vistogard (uridine triacetate) for the treatment of life-threatening toxicities caused by the chemotherapy drugs fluorouracil or […]


Survival Period for Esophageal Cancer Is Tied to Race and Income

February 1st, 2016

Survival Period for Esophageal Cancer Is Tied to Race and Income

African-American patients with esophageal cancer survive fewer months after diagnosis than white patients, but only if they also have low incomes, according to a new […]


What Can Your Gut Tell You About Cancer?

October 16th, 2015

What Can Your Gut Tell You About Cancer?

Learn to identify and manage gastrointestinal issues to maintain overall health. By Mia James At the very least, gastro­intestinal (GI) symp­toms are bother­some and sometimes […]


New Drug Combination Boosts Survival in Advanced Stomach and Esophageal Cancers

July 1st, 2015

New Drug Combination Boosts Survival in Advanced Stomach and Esophageal Cancers

Patients whose metastatic stomach or esophageal cancers were driven by a mutated HER2 gene had markedly improved response rates and survival when bevacizumab (Avastin) was added […]


Regular Screening of Barrett’s Esophagus Patients Improves Rate of Early Cancer Detection

May 12th, 2015

Regular Screening of Barrett’s Esophagus Patients Improves Rate of Early Cancer Detection

Patients with Barrett’s esophagus who undergo regular exams have an improved chance that precancerous changes and esophageal cancer will be detected early. These findings were […]


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