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How the Graham-Cassidy Proposal Would Hurt Communities of Color
The repeated efforts by Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can feel endless — legislators keep reviving our deepest fears about how to keep our loved ones and ourselves healthy. Even though repeal was defeated in the Senate just a few months ago, there is a new bill that is as bad as, if not worse than, the previous version. Key Senators are ramming the legislation — known as Graham-Cassidy — through the chamber at warp speed. As two people who worked to make Obamacare a reality, we don’t like what we see. There will be devastating consequences for tens of millions of Americans &mdash...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Lu, Kathy Ko Chin Tags: Uncategorized Health Care Source Type: news

Stomach cancer breakthrough on horizon: Cell investigation could lead to new treatment
STOMACH cancer and gastrointestinal cancer cures could be on the horizon after a scientist pledged to investigate how the disease disrupts the growth of healthy cells. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pembrolizumab: promising response rate in pretreated metastatic gastric cancer
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Pembrolizumab has shown a promising response rate in patients with pretreated metastatic gastric cancer, according to late-breaking results from the KEYNOTE-059 trial presented today at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New data confirms superiority of docetaxel based triplet therapy in gastric cancer
(European Society for Medical Oncology) The superiority of docetaxel based triplet therapy over standard care in patients with resectable esophago-gastric cancer has been confirmed in late-breaking results from the FLOT4 trial presented at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Consider plant-based diet for treating reflux symptoms
PPIs no better than plant-based Mediterranean diet plus alkaline water at improving LPR symptoms, research suggests Related items fromOnMedica Oesophageal and stomach cancer linked to early adulthood overweight Plant protein consumption linked to increased longevity Plant-based diet not always best for heart health (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 8, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Personalized Cancer Vaccine Company Raises $93 Million
Venture funds seeded by drug giant Eli Lilly and search behemoth Alphabet are giving $92.7 million to a startup that aims to use machine learning to create personalized treatments for lung and stomach cancer. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Tags: NYSE:LLY NASDAQ:GOOG Source Type: news

What is a stoma? Woman fitted with colostomy bag after bowel cancer surgery explains
A STOMA is where a section of the bowel is brought out through an opening in the stomach area - and bowel movements are collected in a pouch attached the the skin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belly fat releases proteins that fuel the growth of cancer
Stomach fat releases a protein that turns healthy cell turns into cancerous ones, Michigan State University have found. Known as visceral fat, it is considered 'metabolically active' say researchers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

THIS sort of belly fat can increase likelihood of cancer - are you at risk?
BELLY fat can increase cancer risk because the fat around the stomach releases a protein which can turn cells cancerous, experts have claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

THIS sort of belly fat can increase risk of cancer - are YOU at risk?
BELLY fat can increase cancer risk because the fat around the stomach releases a protein which can turn cells cancerous, experts have claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastric Cancer: Somatic Genetics as a Guide to Therapy Gastric Cancer: Somatic Genetics as a Guide to Therapy
Review recent advances that have increased our understanding of the genetic and epigenetic events that contribute to gastric cancer. What are likely emerging targets for therapeutic intervention?Journal of Medical Genetics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Vitamin C injections could play a role in treating blood cancers
Conclusion This mouse study explored whether treatment with vitamin C could restore function of TET2 and therefore block the progression of blood cancers like leukaemia. It found that using high doses of vitamin C intravenously did in fact suppress the growth of leukaemia cancer stem cells in the mice implanted with cell lines from human patients with leukaemia. It also reported that using vitamin C alongside existing treatment with PARP inhibitors helped reduce the progressions of the disease. The researchers suggest that in the future, vitamin C could be used alongside chemotherapy and other conventional treatment forms....
Source: NHS News Feed - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer and diet link: How THIS energy dense food could affect you
CANCER, such as pancreatic, bowel and stomach cancer, has long been linked to be overweight or obese. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PET-assessed Tumor Response Does Not Predict Gastric Adenocarcinoma Outcomes PET-assessed Tumor Response Does Not Predict Gastric Adenocarcinoma Outcomes
Post-treatment/preoperative tumor response, as measured on positron emission tomography (PET), does not predict outcomes in patients with gastric and gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma, according to a database review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Men more likely the target for esophageal cancer
About 17,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with esophageal cancer each year – more than 13,000 are men. It affects the esophagus – a long tube that sends food and liquids from your throat to your stomach. Esophageal cancer can make it difficult to eat and affect your quality of life. Here are ways how to reduce your risk of the disease. Age, gender, race, and weight a re risk factors – The most common type of esophageal cancer is called adenocarcinoma. It begins in the lower part of the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 14, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Dr. Ghulam Abbas Source Type: news

Men more likely the target for esophageal cancer
About 17,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with esophageal cancer each year – more than 13,000 are men. It affects the esophagus – a long tube that sends food and liquids from your throat to your stomach. Esophageal cancer can make it difficult to eat and affect your quality of life. Here are ways how to reduce your risk of the disease. Age, gender, race, and weight a re risk factors – The most common type of esophageal cancer is called adenocarcinoma. It begins in the lower part of the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 14, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dr. Ghulam Abbas Source Type: news

Stomach cancer cure? THIS Mediterranean fruit could help fight deadly disease
STOMACH cancer affects thousands of people every year - more than 7,000 people receive a diagnosis of the disease in the UK. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel Agent S-1 Has Similar Efficacy to 5-FU in Certain Gastric Cancers
Results of a phase III trial suggest that the combination of the contemporary oral fluoropyrimidine S-1 and cisplatin offers similar efficacy to 5-flourouracil and cisplatin in patients with chemotherapy-naive diffuse type adenocarcinoma of the gastroesophageal junction or stomach. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 10, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Gastrointestinal Cancer News Source Type: news

A woman had stomach pains. Doctors discovered it was something she swallowed — a decade ago.
Doctors at a hospital in Australia were bewildered when a 30-year-old woman showed up with intense stomach pains. Her heart rate was faster than normal, and the membrane lining her abdominal wall was inflamed, one of her doctors wrote in a medical article published Monday by BMJ Case Reports. But her vital signs, laboratory tests, ultrasound and a […]Related:A secret, supervised place where users can inject drugs has been operating in the U.S. for three yearsDeath rates from colon cancer are increasing for white Americans under 55FDA cracks down on company marketing ‘three-parent’ babies (...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

August GIE studies show promising results for patients with endoscopic treatments
(American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) The August issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), features a study reporting that a simpler procedure for collecting biopsy specimens during various procedures can improve patient care, and a study showing how a relatively new procedure, POEM, has been adapted to help an additional set of patients with gastroparesis, a troubling stomach problem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 3, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Surveillance Endoscopy in Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer Surveillance Endoscopy in Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer
Regular surveillance endoscopy may have value for patients with a family history of hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (HDGC), according to research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 1, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: Five foods giving you tummy discomfort
STOMACH bloating is a common digestive problem and can be triggered by health conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome or even ovarian cancer. Most commonly, however, it's down to diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Differences in subtypes of gastric cancer may determine prognosis and response to treatment
(American Association for Cancer Research) Molecular classification of the four distinct subtypes of gastric cancer could potentially shape tailored treatment options by helping to predict survival outcomes and patients' response to chemotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 26, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Don't ignore stomach bloating - it could be a symptom of THESE three deadly cancers
STOMACH bloating is a common digestive complaint and can be caused by a variety of conditions - down to diet or even irritable bowel syndrome. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel, bladder and stomach cancer warning - THIS habit is putting Britons at risk
SMOKING increases the risk of at least 14 cancers including lung cancer - one of England ’s major killers and dramatically increases the risk of heart disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The six deadliest cancers: THIS is how long patients are expected to live
PANCREATIC cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, oesophageal cancer - or cancer of the gullet - and stomach cancer are among the deadliest forms of cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The six deadliest cancers: How long patients are expected to live REVEALED
PANCREATIC cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, oesophageal cancer - or cancer of the gullet - and stomach cancer are among the deadliest forms of cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CPP initiates NCI-funded Phase II trial of CPP-1X for gastric cancer
US-based Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals (CPP) has initiated a Phase II clinical trial of CPP-1X for the treatment of precancerous gastric lesion patients who are at high gastric cancer risk. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - July 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bowel, bladder and stomach cancer warning - THIS habit is putting you at risk
SMOKING increases the risk of at least 14 cancers including lung cancer - one of England ’s major killers and dramatically increases the risk of heart disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer survivors get a taste for kefir after exercise
Kefir may be a beneficial post-exercise beverage for cancer survivors. It means that cancer survivors can enjoy the nutritional support that milk provides without the potential for significant stomach upset, report researchers in the Journal of Dairy Science®. Regular exercise plays an important role in improving cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength, and feelings of fatigue in cancer survivors during and after treatment. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Cancer survivors get a taste for kefir after exercise
(Elsevier) Kefir may be a beneficial post-exercise beverage for cancer survivors. It means that cancer survivors can enjoy the nutritional support that milk provides without the potential for significant stomach upset, report researchers in the Journal of Dairy Science ® . (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

CONUT Predicts Survival After Gastric Cancer Resection CONUT Predicts Survival After Gastric Cancer Resection
A scoring system that assesses nutritional and immune status can also predict long-term overall survival (OS) in gastric cancer patients, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Heartburn drugs linked to premature death
Conclusion This larger set of observational data finds that PPI drugs are associated with an increase in the risk of early death compared with either H2 blockers or no acid suppression drugs. This was the case for participants both with and without gastrointestinal problems. It also appears as though the longer the PPIs drugs are taken, the greater the risk of death. Considering that these drugs are widely used in the UK, these findings may cause concern. But the research has a number of important limitations: The study was conducted in a population of mostly white, older US male veterans, which might limit the abi...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Source Type: news

Laurie Hernandez on grandmother's battle with Alzheimer's
USA Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez, 17, opened up about losing her grandmother 'Yaya' Brunilda Hernandez to stomach cancer and Alzheimer's. Brunilda died last November. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastric Cancer Treatment Choice: Look at Tumor Profile Gastric Cancer Treatment Choice: Look at Tumor Profile
In the management of gastric cancer, the choice of second-line therapy with angiogenesis inhibitors or checkpoint inhibitors should be based on individual tumor characteristics, say experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Could dogs be better than medical devices at detecting cancer?
[Image from unsplash.com]Dogs in a small Japan town are being trained to detect stomach cancer through their scent to try to combat the high rates of stomach cancer in the area, according to media reports. The small 6,000-resident Japanese town of Kaneyama has high rates of stomach cancer and mayor Hiroshi Suzuki has taken to a sniffer dog research program to hopefully improve the accuracy of cancer screenings. Suzuki and medical school professor Masao Miyashita conducted a research program in the town that involved dogs sniffing out cancer from test samples. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outs...
Source: Mass Device - June 29, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Diagnostics Oncology Research & Development Cancer Medical Detection Dogs MedTech Nippon Medical School Chiba Hokusoh Hospital Source Type: news

Smart Kids Live Longer
Lower scores on childhood intelligence tests were associated with death from heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease, and lung and stomach cancers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Intelligence and Intelligence Tests (IQ) Smoking and Tobacco Heart Respiratory Diseases Suicides and Suicide Attempts Source Type: news

Mother pregnant with twins diagnosed with stage 4 cancer
Danielle Dick, 31, from Goddard, Kansas, was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma skin cancer in April. She was 17 weeks pregnant with twins when the masses were found in her brain and stomach. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two life-threatening conditions.One remarkable wish.
When Lucas St. Onge blew out the five candles on his birthday cake, he made just one wish. He didn’t ask for ninja turtles, a T-ball set or an Xbox — the only thing he wished was to be just like any other kid. “It was a gift I couldn’t give,” says his mom, Heather. On that same day, last May, he got his wish. “He got a liver, stomach, pancreas, intestine and spleen — the five organs he needed to help him become healthy and happy,” Heather says. Heather was 18 weeks pregnant when she and her husband, Anthony, learned they were about to face a myriad of medical challe...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 28, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emily Williams Tags: Our Patients’ Stories bone marrow transplant Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Dr. Heung-Bae Kim Dr. Khashavar Vakili Dr. Rima Fawaz Intestine and Multivisceral Transplant Program Pediatric Transplant Center ( Source Type: news

Stomach cancer symptoms - five signs you could be suffering with the disease
STOMACH cancer affects thousands of people every year - experts believe up to 7,000 people receive a diagnosis of the disease every year in the UK. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Time Between Surgeries Helps Predict Mesothelioma Survival
A new study from researchers at the City of Hope cancer center in Los Angeles and Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, reveals how the length of time between initial and follow-up cytoreduction surgery and HIPEC plays a role in patient survival. The study, published in June in the Journal of Surgical Oncology, shows peritoneal mesothelioma patients who repeat the procedure between one and two years after the initial surgery have the most favorable outcome, with a median overall survival of nearly four years. Peritoneal mesothelioma is an aggressive, asbestos-related cancer, and recu...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 23, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: appendiceal cancer city of hope cancer center colon cancer cytoreduction surgery debulking surgery Dr. Konstantinos Votanopoulos gastrointestinal cancer heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy HIPEC Journal of Surgical Oncology moffitt can Source Type: news

Small-Bowel Adenocarcinoma Shows Unique Genomic Profile Small-Bowel Adenocarcinoma Shows Unique Genomic Profile
Genomic profiling demonstrates that small-bowel adenocarcinoma (SBA) is significantly different from colorectal cancer and gastric carcinoma, according to a large study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - June 22, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cheerleader had five pound tumor growing in her ovary
Cheerleader Caly Bevier was 15 years old when she was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer in 2015.  Doctors initially thought she was pregnant because of the Ohio teen's protruding stomach. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Docetaxel-Based Triplet New Standard in Gastric Cancer
Perioperative chemotherapy with a docetaxel-based triplet should be considered the new standard of care for resectable gastric or GEJ adenocarcinoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Gastrointestinal Cancer News Source Type: news

UC consortium formed to speed up development of new drugs
For 12 years, UCLA researcher Dennis Slamon pursued a groundbreaking approach to treating breast cancer: Attack the disease genetically.The journey was long and filled with obstacles, but his persistence paid off.Slamon and colleagues conducted laboratory and clinical research that, in collaboration with biotechnology firm Genentech, helped lead to development of the breast cancer drug Herceptin.UCLA's Dennis Slamon with Harry Connick Jr., who played the professor of medicine in a 2008 television movie.The drug, which targets a specific genetic alteration found in about 25 percent of breast cancer patients, has saved thous...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Oh, Lovely: The Tick That Gives People Meat Allergies Is Spreading
By Megan Molteni for WIRED. First comes the unscratchable itching, and the angry blossoming of hives. Then stomach cramping, and — for the unluckiest few — difficulty breathing, passing out, and even death. In the last decade and a half, thousands of previously protein-loving Americans have developed a dangerous allergy to meat. And they all have one thing in common: the lone star tick. Red meat, you might be surprised to know, isn’t totally sugar-free. It contains a few protein-linked saccharides, including one called galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose, or alpha-gal, for short. More and more people are lear...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach Cells Change Identity to Drive Precancerous State
A study suggests that 'chief' cells in the stomach act as reserve stem cells that are activated by tissue damage and may be the long-sought source of gastric cancer. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 16, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Daily News Source Type: news

Risk of aspirin-related bleeding is higher in the over-75s
Conclusion This valuable cohort study helps to quantify the extent of bleeding risk in people taking aspirin for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Aspirin is well known to carry bleeding risk – particularly in older adults – but this study suggests the risk may be higher than previously thought. The researchers say that for adults under the age of 75, the annual bleeding risk at around 1% is similar to that suggested by previous trials, as is the ratio of bleeds to the number of cardiovascular events. However, this risk increases for older adults, especially for major bleeds of the stomach and upp...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Older people Source Type: news

Morning Rounds: Rise in liver cancer deaths?
Dr. Jon LaPook and Dr. Tara Narula join "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss a report that there has been a rise in liver cancer death rates, how Americans deal with stomach problems and whether owning a dog might have a positive impact on your health. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news