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The latest news in cancer research, health and policy by Cancer Research UK.

We cover developments in cancer treatments, research into cancer risk and diagnosis as well as the latest cancer science stories. You'll also find analysis and comment on health and cancer policy. 

Stomach Cancer

Persistent heartburn may be a sign of cancer, campaign warns

People with persistent heartburn are being urged to visit their GP as it may be a sign of cancer.

Botox for stomach cancer? No, but the research is fascinating

Amid continuing tales of global woe, Thursday morning’s news carried one of those quirky ‘fancy-that!’ medical research stories that often captures the imagination, but...

Stomach cancers separated into four distinct types

US researchers have shown that stomach cancer is at least four separate diseases.

Developing a vaccine for the Epstein-Barr Virus could prevent up to 200,000 cancers globally say experts

A vaccine to prevent infection with a common herpes virus, the Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), could help prevent 200,000 new cancers worldwide per year.

One in ten trusts has shortage of specialist oesophageal and stomach cancer surgeons

One in ten NHS hospital trusts in England and Wales does not have the minimum three surgeons required to provide care for patients with oesophageal (gullet) and stomach...

Stomach cancer deaths lowest for forty years

Deaths from stomach cancer are the lowest since UK records began nearly 40 years ago, according to new Cancer Research UK figures released today (Thursday).

Study confirms link between inflammation and bowel and stomach cancer

New research has provided evidence for the long-suspected link between chronic inflammation of the intestine or stomach, and cancer.

Cancer Research UK launches trial of experimental drug combination for advanced stomach and oesophageal cancer

Cancer Research UK’s Drug Development Office (DDO) has joined forces with academia and industry to open a clinical trial that will test an experimental drug from...

Stomach cancer genes identified

Irish researchers have identified two genes that appear to be involved in the development of stomach cancer.

Trial launch of urgently-needed combination treatment for oesophago-gastric cancer

Cancer Research UK’s Drug Development Office (DDO), in collaboration with academia and industry, has announced a new trial to open in Oxford. The trial will test an...