Severing Nerves May Shrink Stomach Cancers

August 21, 2014 12:28 PM

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Severing Nerves May Shrink Stomach Cancers

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Research from Columbia University Medical Center shows that nerves may play a critical role in stomach cancer growth and that blocking nerve signals using surgery or Botox could be an effective treatment for the disease.

The study was conducted by the laboratory of Timothy C. Wang, MD, in collaboration with Duan Chen, MD, PhD, in Norway and is published in today's issue of Science Translational Medicine.

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