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Stomach Cancer Research

Research studies are being conducted to better understand and treat stomach cancer. Researchers are studying new ways to treat the disease. For example, studies are being conducted on anticancer drugs and drug combinations; different methods, doses, and schedules of radiation therapy; and combination therapy. Doctors and scientists are also studying the effectiveness of using biological therapy to treat stomach cancer.

Research into Stomach Cancer: An Introduction

Doctors all over the country are conducting stomach cancer research studies in which people volunteer to take part. Some studies are focused on finding new ways to treat stomach cancer; other studies are looking for new therapies to improve the quality of life for people during or after stomach cancer treatment.
Studies conducting research on stomach cancer are designed to answer important questions and to find out whether new approaches are safe and effective. Research has already led to many advances, and doctors and scientists continue to search for more effective methods for dealing with this disease.

Current Areas of Stomach Cancer Research

Stomach cancer research scientists are testing new approaches for treatment, including:
  • Anticancer drugs and drug combinations
  • Different methods, doses, and schedules of radiation therapy
  • Combination therapy (which includes chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation therapy).
Other research trials are studying the effectiveness of using biological therapy to treat the disease. This therapy uses substances made by the body or in a laboratory to boost, direct, or restore the body's natural defenses against cancer. This type of treatment is also called biotherapy or immunotherapy.
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