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Botox may be safe and effective for the treatment of gastric cancer

Botox may be safe and effective for the treatment of gastric cancer

Researchers found that the vagal nerve contributes to the growth of gastric tumors through the release of a neurotransmitter.

Daily dose of aspirin significant lowers cancer risk

Daily dose of aspirin significant lowers cancer risk

In a recent study, researchers found that by taking a daily aspirin, the incidence of gastrointestinal cancers is reduced, as well as a reduction in cancer-specific mortality.

Clinical pathways refine disease-specific navigation

Clinical pathways refine disease-specific navigation

Clinical pathways allow a gastrointestinal service to further refine the navigation process for patients with GI cancers.

Acupuncture effectively improves appetite in patients with GI tract cancer

Acupuncture effectively improves appetite in patients with GI tract cancer

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA—Appetite was improved in patients with GI cancer who received acupuncture therapy, according to a study presented at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 39th Annual Congress.

One-fifth of advanced GI cancer hospitalizations avoidable

One-fifth of advanced GI cancer hospitalizations avoidable

A higher 90-day mortality was seen after avoidable versus non-avoidable hospitalizations.

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