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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

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...

Stomach cancer rates to fall

Researchers in the Netherlands have predicted that cases of stomach cancer will fall by 25 per cent in western countries over the next ten years.

Docetaxel significantly increases survival for incurable gastric cancers

Survival for advanced stomach and oesophagael cancer patients increases by 40 per cent when treated with the chemotherapy drug, Docetaxel – providing evidence to prescribe...

Removal of bacteria reduces risk of stomach cancer redeveloping

Treating any Helicobacter pylori infection in the stomachs of people who have been treated for gastric (stomach) cancer appears to reduce the risk of cancer redeveloping,...

Scientists develop a breath test that could detect stomach cancers

A new type of breath test that detects nanoparticles could help diagnose stomach cancers, according to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer.