UNM: research shows promise in possible stomach cancer prevention

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Officials at the University of New Mexico say research being conducted by a UNM School of Medicine team is showing promise in the prevention of one of the world’s most common and most deadly cancers.

Researchers are focusing on a common germ known as H. pylori that lives in the digestive tract. The infection activates a protein that appears to trigger tumors. The team has successfully stooped this activation process.

Beyond surgery, there are very few treatment options for stomach cancer, which has a survival rate of just 20 percent.

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