Gastric Cancer | Tumor

CURE’s gastric cancer page is a go-to resource for oncology news and updates in the world of gastric cancer Here, readers will find cancer articles, videos, podcasts, and more with expert insight into the latest treatments and research in gastric cancer.

Immunotherapy Continues to Show Promise in Treating Gastric Cancers

July 15th 2016

The JAVELIN trial showed that many patients with gastric cancer could benefit from immunotherapy.

In Gastroesophageal Cancers, Better Prevention and Treatments Needed

April 17th 2016

Since chemotherapy can offer only a limited amount of help in fighting gastroesophageal cancers, a growing emphasis on prevention — as well as on the development of immunotherapies — will be extremely important.

Medical Illustration: Targeting HER2 in Gastric Cancer

April 15th 2016

For about 20 percent of patients with advanced gastric cancer, tumors overproduce a receptor protein called HER2.

The Next Frontier: The Promise of Immunotherapy in Gastrointestinal Cancers

March 24th 2016

In the oncology world, gastrointestinal cancers may be the next in line to realize the promise of immunotherapy.

Right in the Gut: New Clues About Preventing and Treating Gastric Cancer

March 22nd 2016

Diagnoses in younger people and two causative infections are providing clues about how to better prevent and treat gastric cancer.

An Insight Into Gastric Cancers and Life Without a Stomach

March 22nd 2016

The decision to remove one's stomach may be difficult, but it can also be life-saving.

Researchers Explore Opdivo for Two Gastrointestinal Cancers

January 28th 2016

Results from new clinical trials signal a role for the immunotherapy Opdivo in the treatment of gastric cancer and heavily pretreated esophageal cancer.

Retired Tennis Star to Run NYC Marathon for Cancer Research

October 30th 2015

I will be out on the street in New York City on November 1 to cheer on James Blake.

Part VI: How GIST and I Became Acquainted

August 25th 2015

Moving back into the light.

Part III: How GIST and I Became Acquainted

June 24th 2015

The medical team had reached some conclusions.

Part II: How Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) and I Became Acquainted

June 8th 2015

This is how I became hospital property.

How Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) and I Became Acquainted

May 27th 2015

Twenty strokes signaled that there was trouble, though no one would have suspected a tumor.

Crossing Tumor Types: BRCA Experience Points Way to New Diagnostic Paradigm

April 1st 2015

It is now well recognized that the presence of a molecular abnormality shown to be actionable in one tumor type may be highly clinically relevant in other malignancies.

Targeting Gastric Cancer: Recent Advances Generate Fresh Hopes After Many Frustrations

March 13th 2015

In the hopes of recreating the successes achieved in other solid malignancies, researchers have evaluated many types of targeted therapy for the treatment of advanced gastric cancer.

Gastric Cancer Advocate Debbie Zelman Talks About Need for Education and Support

January 20th 2015

Debbie Zelman is the founder and president of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to educating and supporting patients and their families.

Updated Study Results Shows Activity for Keytruda in Gastric Cancer

January 16th 2015

Among patients with metastatic gastric cancer treated with the PD-1 inhibitor Keytruda, the agent showed promising activity, according to updated findings from the KEYNOTE-012 study presented at the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium.

Survivors Proclaim November as Curing Stomach Cancer Month

November 7th 2014

Why is November not named an "awareness month?" Because stomach cancer isn't only about awareness.

Cyramza Receives Second Approval to Treat Gastric Cancer

November 6th 2014

The FDA approves Cyramza (ramucirumab) in combination with paclitaxel for the treatment of advanced gastric cancer or GEJ adenocarcinoma.


December 9th 2010

The latest in cancer prevention, diagnosis & treatment

Mediterranean Diet May Help Prevent Stomach Cancer

March 15th 2010

A study published last December showed foods found in traditional diets in Greece, Italy, and other Mediterranean countries, lowered the risk of gastric cancer by 33 percent.

Gut Reaction

December 23rd 2009

A breast cancer drug delivers a heavy blow to certain stomach cancers.

A Skinny Chef You Can Trust

December 22nd 2009

Chef Hans Rueffert, 37, helps others understand that it's quality, not quantity, of food that matters.

ASCO Updates

June 9th 2009

News from the 2009 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Herceptin Improves Survival in Gastric Cancer

June 7th 2009

The breast cancer drug Herceptin (trastuzumab) extends survival in certain gastric cancer patients by almost three months, according to a phase III international study.

Treatment Updates

February 19th 2009

Treatment updates from the 2009 ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium.