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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).

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Scientists take the first step to targeted treatment for stomach cancer

Researchers have identified a protein that plays an important role in the development of stomach cancers and that could one day be a target for new treatments for the disease, according to research published today* (Wednesday) in the British Journal of Cancer.

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Stomach cancer cases almost halve over the last 30 years

NEW Cancer Research UK figures out today reveal that stomach cancer cases in Great Britain have dropped by nearly half from around 14,000 in 1975 to 7,485 in 2006.

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Aspirin cuts stomach cancer risk

Aspirin users could be 36 per cent less likely to get a type of stomach cancer, according to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer*.

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Chance of surviving gut cancers up 40 per cent in two decades

Cancer patients in England are 40 per cent more likely to survive for at least a year after diagnosis of stomach and oesophageal cancer than they were in the eighties, according to latest figures revealed at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Birmingham today (Tuesday).

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Salt increases risk of stomach cancer

People who eat a regular diet of highly salted food double their risk of stomach cancer according to a report published in the British Journal of Cancer1.

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Scientists point way to screening for inherited stomach cancer

Genetic screening could soon offer hope for families affected by an inherited form of stomach cancer, following research published this week by Cancer Research UK scientists1.

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