H. pylori treatment reduces gastric cancer risk for certain individuals with family history of disease

Treatment to eradicate Helicobacter pylori infection decreased the risk for gastric cancer among first-degree relatives of individuals with the malignancy, according to results of a randomized study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.“About half of world population is infected with this organism,” Il Ju Choi, MD, PhD, professor in the department of cancer control and population health at National Cancer Center in South Korea, told Healio. “The majority of infected persons got infected in childhood and usually have no symptoms or signs. However, about 10% to 15%Read More

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