Gastric Cancer

Headlines from the 2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium

Jan. 24, 2018

Novel approaches for CRC screening, new treatment options for GI cancers, and more presented at the meeting, which is co-sponsored by AGA.

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW)

Dec. 19, 2017

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) is the premier meeting for the GI professional. Every year it attracts approximately 15,000 physicians, researchers and academics from around the world who desire to stay up-to-date in the field.

New PPI Study on Gastric Cancer Generates Media Attention

Nov. 2, 2017

AGA provides talking points to help your patients understand the science behind the PPI study.

Does Surveillance of Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia Make Sense?

Oct. 11, 2017

Two members provide two different perspectives. Let us know what you think.

Congressional Committees Approve Increase for NIH Funding

Sept. 13, 2017

Senate bill includes funding for gastrointestinal disorders and cancers.

Video: EUS Detection of Early-stage Gastric Cancer in a Patient with FAP

July 25, 2017

Researchers report on the difficulty of and solution to surveying the entire gastric mucosa in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). Read more on the AGA Journals blog.

25 Years of Groundbreaking Gastric Cancer Research

July 25, 2017

There has been a dramatic improvement in the understanding and treatment of gastric cancer — much of which can be credited to the AGA-Funderburg award.

Q&A with Dr. Jose Saenz

July 19, 2017

Dr. Saenz sheds light on his research project funded by the AGA-Gastric Cancer Foundation Research Scholar Award in Gastric Cancer.

Gastrin and Gastric Cancer

July 1, 2017

In this review, we discuss the role of gastrin in gastric adenocarcinoma, and strategies to block its effects to treat those with unresectable gastric cancer.

Regulation of Gastric Carcinogenesis by Inflammatory Cytokines

July 1, 2017

Chronic atrophic gastritis and gastric cancer are strongly linked.

Mark Your Calendar: 2018 AGA Grants Cycle Announced

June 27, 2017

Learn more about how you can apply for the 14 grants that will award over $2 million in research funding.

AGA to Host Webinar on Gastric Cancer Research Funding Opportunities

June 6, 2017

Learn more about opportunities available through the Department of Defense research program.

Two New Strategies Emerging to Treat GI Cancers

May 22, 2017

Engineered T cells and immune checkpoint inhibitors show promise for treating GI cancers, according to a well-attended AGA talk at DDW® 2017.

More Research is Needed to Improve the State of Gastric Cancer

May 18, 2017

AGA hosted a summit to discuss the state of the science in gastroesophageal cancers.

What Factors Associate With Symptom Recurrence After Anti-reflux Surgery for GERD?

May 17, 2017

Factors associated with symptom recurrence after anti-reflux surgery for patients with GERD are a primary complaint of extraesophageal reflux symptoms, researchers report. Read more on the AGA Journals Blog.

Gastroduodenal Metastases from Melanoma

May 12, 2017

Researchers describe a case of gastroduodenal metastases from cutaneous melanoma, in Gastroenterology. Read more about this case on the AGA Journals Blog.

Notch as a Driver of Gastric Epithelial Cell Proliferation

May 1, 2017

The Notch signaling pathway has emerged as a critical regulator of gastric stem cell homeostasis in both mouse and human stomachs.

Oxidative Stress Resulting From Helicobacter pylori Infection Contributes to Gastric Carcinogenesis

May 1, 2017

Helicobacter pylori is known to induce a chronic immune response including persistent oxidative stress in the stomach.

Gastric Cancer in the Era of Precision Medicine

May 1, 2017

The following pages provide a summary of current knowledge regarding the genomics of gastric cancer (GC), with a particular emphasis on how new genomic knowledge informs precision medicine and personalized therapies.

The Origins of Gastric Cancer From Gastric Stem Cells: Lessons From Mouse Models

May 1, 2017

In this perspective, we briefly summarize recent advances in our understanding of gastric stem cells and their link to gastric cancer.

An Unexpected Cause of Small Bowel Obstruction

April 27, 2017

A 62-year-old man with a history of umbilical hernia repair presented with a 1-day history of abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.

Hand-Picked Gastrointestional Oncology Sessions at DDW® 2017

April 10, 2017

Rhonda Souza, MD, AGAF, (chair) and John P. Lynch, MD, PhD, (vice chair) reveal their section's most anticipated DDW sessions.

More Funding Needed in Fight Against Deadliest Cancers

March 8, 2017

AGA calls on Congress to increase NIH funding to $34 billion in FY 2017.

Hedgehog Signaling Links Chronic Inflammation to Gastric Cancer Precursor Lesions

March 1, 2017

This article reviews the evidence for its role in the initiation of gastric inflammation due to Helicobacter infection.