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Precancerous lesions increase risk for gastric cancer in low-risk population

August 3, 2015

A population-based cohort study in Sweden demonstrated patients with gastric precancerous lesions at all stages of progression based on Correa’s cascade increased their risk for developing gastric cancer compared with the general population.

Researchers used linked Swedish national registers to identify 405,211 patients who underwent a gastroscopic stomach biopsy for non-malignant indications from 1979 through December 2011. They then aimed to calculate gastric cancer incidence among patients with gastric precancerous lesions based on Correa’s cascade (in order of progression: normal, minor mucosal changes, non-atrophic chronic gastritis, atrophic gastritis, intestinal metaplasia and dysplasia) compared with patients with normal mucosa and the matched general population.

Caitlin C. Murphy, MPH, CPH In the Journals

Racial, insurance disparities influence chemotherapy receipt for colon cancer

August 3, 2015
Racial disparities in adjuvant chemotherapy receipt have recently reemerged among patients with stage III colon cancer, according to study results.The researchers…
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Blood particles may help detect early-stage pancreatic cancer

July 31, 2015
Glypicin-1 circulating exosomes may serve as a biomarker for the non-invasive detection for early-stage pancreatic cancer, according to study results.The detection of…
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Latinos, blacks with family history of CRC less likely to receive colonoscopy than whites

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Among individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer, Latinos and blacks were less likely to undergo guideline-recommended screening colonoscopy compared with…
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Precancerous lesions increase risk for gastric cancer in low-risk population

August 3, 2015
A population-based cohort study in Sweden demonstrated patients with gastric precancerous lesions at all stages of progression based on…
Caitlin C. Murphy, MPH, CPH In the Journals

Racial, insurance disparities influence chemotherapy receipt for colon cancer

August 3, 2015
Racial disparities in adjuvant chemotherapy receipt have recently reemerged among patients with stage III colon cancer, according to study…
Raghu Kalluri, MD, PhD In the Journals

Blood particles may help detect early-stage pancreatic cancer

July 31, 2015
Glypicin-1 circulating exosomes may serve as a biomarker for the non-invasive detection for early-stage pancreatic cancer, according to study…
Brennan Spiegel, MD In the Journals

Latinos, blacks with family history of CRC less likely to receive colonoscopy than whites

July 28, 2015
Among individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer, Latinos and blacks were less likely to undergo guideline-recommended screening…

How does diabetes influence cancer risk?

July 27, 2015
Diabetes is known to increase the risk for various types of cancer.The association is particularly evident among individuals with type 2 diabetes.
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7 recent developments in colonoscopy

July 27, 2015
In recent weeks, numerous developments in colonoscopy have been reported by gastroenterology professional societies and in the journals, including…

What types of colorectal screening are available?

July 27, 2015
The three types of colorectal cancer screening available are colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy and high-sensitivity fecal occult blood test. The U.S…
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Communication, education can break taboo of sexual dysfunction in patients with cancer

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Study confirms regorafenib benefit for previously treated metastatic colorectal cancer

July 23, 2015
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