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Esophageal cancer ‘cell of origin’ identified

Esophageal cancer ‘cell of origin’ identified

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have identified cells in the upper digestive tract that can give rise to Barrett’s esophagus, a precursor to esophageal cancer. The discovery of this “cell of origin” promises to accelerate the development of more precise screening tools and therapies for Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma, the fastest growing form […]

Differences in Subtypes of Gastric Cancer May Determine Prognosis and Response to Treatment

Differences in Subtypes of Gastric Cancer May Determine Prognosis and Response to Treatment

PHILADELPHIA — Molecular classification of the four distinct subtypes of gastric cancer could potentially shape tailored treatment options by helping to predict survival outcomes and patients’ response to chemotherapy, according to results of a study published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association ​for Cancer Research. In 2014, The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project discovered […]