Gastric Cancer

Diagnosed with Gastric Cancer: 10 Tips on How to Get The Most From Your Doctor (12-21-2017)

1) Choose Your Doctor Carefully Surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists are the primary doctors involved with gastric cancer and often work in collaboration. Pick your primary oncologist carefully, rely on people you trust including nurses... Continue Reading

New Standard of Care for Treatment of Resectable Gastric Cancer (10-3-2017)

The superiority of docetaxel based triplet therapy over standard care in patients with resectable esophago-gastric cancer has been confirmed in late-breaking results from the FLOT4 trial presented at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid.1 Survival in resectable... Continue Reading

The US Food and Drug Administration has Expanded the Approval of the Precision Cancer Medicine Keytruda for Treatment of Gastric Cancer (09-25-2017)

Keytruda (Pembrolizumab) is now indicated for patients with recurrent locally advanced or metastatic gastric or gastro-esophogeal junction adenocarcinoma. Patients eligible for keytruda therapy under this new indication must have PD-L1-expressing tumors,... Continue Reading

Keytruda Immunotherapy Appears Promising in Advanced Gastric Cancer (09-18-2017)

Keytruda (pembrolizumab) appears promising in patients with pretreated metastatic gastric cancer, according to late-breaking results from the KEYNOTE-059 trial presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2017 Congress in Madrid.1 Stomach... Continue Reading

Gleevec® Reduces Risk of Recurrence After Surgery for Localized Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (03-31-2009)

Among patients with localized gastrointestinal stromal tumors, adjuvant (post-surgery) treatment with the targeted therapy Gleevec® (imatinib mesylate) reduces the risk of cancer recurrence. These results were published in The Lancet. Gastrointestinal... Continue Reading

Gastric Cancer Patients: Understanding Peripheral Neuropathy (02-5-2009)

If you’ve received chemotherapy as part of your gastric cancer treatment, one of the side effects you may experience is numbness and tingling in you extremities, also known as peripheral neuropathy. The following guidelines explain how to recognize... Continue Reading