Stomach Cancer Treatment News and Information

What is Stomach Cancer? (Definition)

According to the National Cancer Institute, gastric (stomach) cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the lining of the stomach. The stomach is in the upper abdomen and helps digest food.

Almost all gastric cancers are adenocarcinomas (cancers that begin in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids). Other types of gastric cancer are gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, and lymphomas. Gastric cancer is often diagnosed at an advanced stage because there are no early signs or symptoms.

See below for updated news and information regarding Stomach Cancer including new medical research, treatment options and advancements. 

Latest Stomach Cancer Treatment News and Research

New Gene Fusions and Mutations Linked to Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - SAN DIEGO) - Findings could lead to additional targeted treatments for more patients.  In recent years, researchers have identified specific gene mutations linked to gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), which primarily occur in the stomach or small intestine, with 5,000 to 6,000 new cases per year in the United States. But 10 to 15 percent of adult GIST ...
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