02 Aug '11, 5am

New gastric cancer findings promise to improve treatment

SINGAPORE: Researchers in Singapore have identified two new sub-types of gastric cancer. This is based on a new way of classifying stomach cancers, using the patients' genetic make-up. With this, researchers from the Singapore Gastric Cancer Consortium (SGCC) are proposing a new and more effective way to treat stomach cancer. Traditionally, stomach cancer patients undergo a standard three-drug regimen of chemotherapy. But now, with genetic profiling of tumours, clinicians are able to customise therapy for patients. Dr Yong Wei Peng, senior consultant at the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore said: "By using the genomic guided approach, potentially we can reduce the chance of treatment failure. At the same time, increase the proportion of patients that may benefit from the treatment by not exposing unnecessary treatment to patients, that the drug don't work we ...

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