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H. pylori test hints at risk factor for stomach cancer

Pilot study suggests specific strain of bacteria may be found more often in East Asian patients with stomach cancer

Sept. 12, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

A pilot study by Dr. Nina Salama at Fred Hutch hints that carrying a specific strain of H. pylori could be a risk factor for stomach cancer in East Asian patients.

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Bug out: Killing common bacteria may curb stomach cancer, studies show

Will H. pylori be targeted for full eradication?

July 21, 2015 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Permanently wiping out H. pylori with a brief blitz of antibiotics plus an acid-suppressing medication may cut the risk of stomach cancers, asserts a paper published Tuesday.

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