Gastrointestinal Cancer

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News: Gastrointestinal Cancer

Kingston University receives £99000 for cancer research  -  23 Nov 2009
News-Medical.netThe study, funded by cancer charity BRIGHT (Better Research into Gastrointestinal Cancer Health and Treatment), will look at existing treatments for cancer ...

University researchers develop new test for gastrointestinal cancer  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Mainichi Daily NewsKANAZAWA -- A blood test to screen for gastrointestinal cancer that has a significantly higher detection rate than existing tests has been developed, ...

Reirradiation to the abdomen for gastrointestinal malignancies  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
7thSpace Interactive (press release)Our goal was to retrospectively determine rates of toxicity, freedom from local progression and overall survival in gastrointestinal cancer patients treated ...

Research needed to identify relevant targets, molecular pathways of pancreatic ...  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
HemOncTodayThe NCI's Gastrointestinal Cancer Steering Committee organized a two-day meeting with representatives from the patient advocacy community, ...

Iowa City Boy Writes Book To Remember His Late Father  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
KCRGHe spent months watching his father, Ray Trumbull, get weaker with late stage gastrointestinal cancer. Playing flag football was an escape but, ...

Is type 2 diabetes mellitus a risk factor for gallbladder, biliary and ...  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
EurekAlert (press release)Diabetes mellitus as a risk factor for gastrointestinal cancer among American veterans. World J Gastroenterol 2009; 15(42): 5274-5278.

Pancreatic Cancer Report Urges Changes in Clinical Trials  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
National Cancer Institute - NCI Cancer BulletinThe report stems from a 2007 meeting organized by the NCI Gastrointestinal Cancer Steering Committee, which brought together researchers, clinicians, ...

African-Americans with colorectal cancer have poorer outcomes, lower survival ...  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
EurekAlert (press release)..."Colorectal cancer is the only gastrointestinal cancer that is routinely screened for and can be effectively treated, yet African-Americans still have a ...

NUTRITION MATTERS: Fruit and veg — the real staff of life  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
Business DayWorldwide, that low intake is estimated to cause about 19% of gastrointestinal cancer, about 31% of ischaemic heart disease and 11% of stroke. ...

Nanoparticles Detect and Purge Metastases in Lymph Nodes  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎ that could prevent the further spread of breast cancer, melanoma, or gastrointestinal cancer, all of which spread through the lymphatic system. ...

Gastroenterologist gets Philadelphia 4BD for $1.225M  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
BlockshopperDr. Hoops is the chief of gastroenterology, medical director of endoscopy, and the director of the gastrointestinal cancer risk evaluation program at the ...

Comparing notes: UK's cancer leaders discuss the latest advances  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
PharmafocusHe also cited evidence presented at this year's ASCO and the 2009 World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer (WCGIC) showing high response rates in patients ...

From grief to an idea  -  ‎Jul 31, 2009‎
Baltimore SunWill Hicklen stood by his wife, Sandy's, side for three years as she battled a rare form of gastrointestinal cancer. Scores of friends and family united

Excellent cancer patient record  -  ‎Jul 18, 2009‎
ScotsmanIn his article, howe ver, he stated that "average waits at Falkirk & District Royal for gastrointestinal cancer" – a type of cancer for which he did not

DOUBLE JEOPARDY  -  ‎Jul 22, 2009‎
Minneapolis Star TribuneBy the end of the week, he was diagnosed with advanced gastrointestinal cancer. It had spread to his stomach, liver and lungs. The day before the diagnosis,

Lilly unit first tenant in NYC bioscience park  -  ‎Jul 22, 2009‎
Indianapolis Business JournalImClone recently launched a Phase 3 trial of its compound 1121B to see if it is effective against gastrointestinal cancer. The experimental drug is already

Secret wait for cancer patients  -  ‎Jul 11, 2009‎
Scotland on SundayAverage waits at Falkirk and District Royal for gastrointestinal cancer between April and June was 118 days. • In the same quarter, patients at Stobhill in

Fewer foreclosures initiated in California in second quarter  -  ‎Jul 22, 2009‎
Los Angeles TimesIn 2007, her husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease; in 2008, Collins was diagnosed with gastrointestinal cancer. Both are now on disability.

Coeliac disease  -  ‎Jul 11, 2009‎
Daily TelegraphLong-term health consequences of undiagnosed or poorly managed coeliac disease include increased risk of gastrointestinal cancer, especially oropharyngeal

FDA Approves Gleevec to Prevent Recurrence of Rare ...  -  Dec 19, 2008
FDA.govThe US Food and Drug Administration today approved Gleevec (imatinib mesylate) for a new indication – keeping cancer from growing in patients following

Health Highlights: Dec. 21, 2008  -  Dec 21, 2008
Washington Post,...certain types of adult leukemia, has received US Food and Drug Administration approval to stop cancer growth after gastrointestinal cancer surgery.

Health Highlights: Dec. 22, 2008  -  Dec 22, 2008
Forbes,...certain types of adult leukemia, has received US Food and Drug Administration approval to stop cancer growth after gastrointestinal cancer surgery.

City of Bozeman Submits Asbestos Cleanup Proposal  -  Dec 23, 2008,Asbestos exposure is also known to cause gastrointestinal cancer and has been linked to colon cancer as well. In most cases, these diseases do not exhibit

Killer cancers: Pancreatic and lung cancers difficult to detect early  -  Dec 9, 2008
Daily Camera,McCarter, who specializes in gastrointestinal cancer surgeries, explains that major organs and arteries surround the pancreas.

ASGE Applauds Colorectal Cancer Death Decline  -  Dec 2, 2008
EndoNurse,OAK BROOK, Ill. — The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) heralded a recent study that showed a decline in US cancer deaths and incidence

Asbestos Abatement Contractors Beware  -  Dec 9, 2008,...that inhaling small asbestos fibers can lead to a variety of health issues, including mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer and gastrointestinal cancer.

Green group sees red in glare of city lights  -  Dec 7, 2008
The Standard,...workers are 60 percent more likely than those on day shifts to develop breast cancer and 35 percent more likely to have gastrointestinal cancer.

Almost what the doctor ordered as waiting times improve  -  Dec 2, 2008
The Paisley Daily Express,Almost 86 per cent of lymphoma cancer patients were treat within target, and the figure for sufferers of upper gastrointestinal cancer was 95.2 percent.

Poisoned and dumped  -  18 Nov 2008
The Australian,...chromium VI, known to cause pulmonary, lung and gastrointestinal cancer; and carbon black, which has been linked to lung and oesophagus cancer.

Former city forester has cancer, seeks aid  -  Nov 17, 2008
Albany Democrat Herald,Bob Anderson, 1992 Timber Carnival president and former city of Albany forester, has been diagnosed with stage-four gastrointestinal cancer.

ASRM: Fertility Preservation Available for Broader Range of Patients  -  Nov 17, 2008
MedPage Today,...followed by hematologic cancer (15%), gynecologic cancer (7%), gastrointestinal cancer (3%), and other cancers (5%). However, Dr. Oktay commented,

Pharma Struggles  -  Nov 16, 2008
Chemical & Engineering NewsTwo newer drugs experienced strong growth: Sales of the pain treatment Lyrica rose 45% to $675 million and that of the kidney and gastrointestinal cancer

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中?网,Other deadly forms of cancer are also caused by exposure to asbestos, such as lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and colorectal cancer, just to name a

Screening for HCC in high-risk patients key to reducing mortality  -  Nov 8, 2008
Philippine Star,At the Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium, researchers from the University of Texas MD, Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, presented an epidemiologic picture

Jefferson doctor receives Tree of Life award  -  Oct 27, 2008
EurekAlert (press release),...chemoradiation strategies for combined modality therapy, patient selection criteria and supportive care for patients with gastrointestinal cancer.

Pfizer Names New Head of Clinical Development and Medical Affairs ...  -  Oct 23, 2008
Pharmaceutical Processing,Drug Development, Co-Leader of the Experimental Therapeutics Program, and Co-Principal Investigator of the Vanderbilt SPORE in Gastrointestinal Cancer.

Scientists Map Cancer Genome for the First Time  -  Nov 6, 2008
eFluxMedia...given to women suffering from a certain type of breast cancer and Gleevec, used for a type of leukemia and a rare gastrointestinal cancer.

Gastrocor(TM) Announces Appointment of Dr. Steven Lawhorn, MD, as ...  -  Oct 27, 2008
MarketWatchGastrocor will continue this tradition, while we strive to make advancements in gastrointestinal cancer screening to assist with therapeutic decision-making

Virtual relief?  -  Nov 2, 2008
Boston Globe (registration),..."Americans in particular are just very squeamish about dealing with colorectal issues," said Dr. Sapna Syngal, a gastrointestinal cancer specialist at

DOR BioPharma Receives Guidance From FDA on Proposed Confirmatory ...  -  Nov 10, 2008
International Business Times,EWING, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 11/10/08 -- DOR BioPharma, Inc. (DOR or the Company) (OTCBB: DORB), a late-stage biopharmaceutical company developing products

Pythiosis or Swamp Cancer is Bad News  -  Oct 30, 2008
Cayman Net News,By Dr Lana Watler My dog loves to swim. A friend of mine told me, that I shouldn’t let her swim in the canals because she could catch swamp cancer.

No link between acrylamide and gastrointestinal cancer  -  Oct 29, 2008
SmartBrief,Acrylamide, a chemical commonly found in french fries, cakes, snacks and coffee, does not increase the risk of gastrointestinal cancer, a study found.

Pfizer Inc appoints Mace L. Rothenberg as senior vice president ...  -  Oct 23, 2008
Trading Markets (press release),Drug Development, co-leader of the Experimental Therapeutics Programme and co-principal investigator of the Vanderbilt SPORE in gastrointestinal cancer.

Search in our News Channels  -  Nov 4, 2008 (press release), clinical trials, and is being developed by Micromet in a phase 1 clinical trial for the treatment of patients with lung or gastrointestinal cancer.

Current Features of Infective Endocarditis in Elderly Patients ...  -  Nov 5, 2008
Cardiosource,Diabetes mellitus and genitourinary and gastrointestinal cancer were the major predisposing conditions. Blood culture yield was higher among elderly

Synthetic vaccine nabs iGEM prize  -  Nov 10, 2008
Scientist,The bacterium infects almost half the world?s population, in particular people in the developing world, and causes ulcers and gastrointestinal cancer.

Study Published in New England Journal of Medicine Shows K-ras ...  -  Oct 23, 2008 (press release),These results were announced in June 2008 at the 10th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer in Barcelona, Spain. -0- "These results provide critical

Background information on Gastrointestinal Cancer [When available]

Gastrointestinal cancer refers to malignant conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, including the esophagus, stomach, liver, biliary system, pancreas, bowels, and anus.

See: gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST)

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