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Life without a stomach:  a patient's perspective on preventative surgery, advancing stomach cancer research

NIH Clinical Center News, Winter 2018

David Fogel

When David Fogel had a stomach, his fast-paced life was focused on expanding Bump 'n Grind, his coffee shop and record store in downtown Silver Spring, and managing a creative agency and two co-working spaces. Incorporated into his busy schedule was raising his two little sons with his wife.  Read more...

Jeremy Davis featured in Wall Street Journal article on preventive surgery for stomach cancer

March 13, 2018

The Wall Street Journal recently reported on the growing number of individuals with a family history of stomach cancer who choose to undergo genetic testing or total stomach removal as a preventive measure. The article features Jeremy Davis, M.D., Staff Clinician in the Thoracic and Gastrointestinal Oncology Branch and Surgeon-in-Chief at the NIH Clinical Center, who notes that researchers have quite a bit to learn about a mutation in the CDH1 gene linked to an increased risk of a certain type of stomach cancer.  Read the full article...

Selected Recent Publications

Bile acid and cigarette smoke enhance the aggressive phenotype of esophageal adenocarcinoma cells by downregulation of the mitochondrial uncoupling protein-2. Xu Y, Feingold PL, Surman DR, Brown K, Xi S, Davis JL, Hernandez J, Schrump DS, Ripley RT. Oncotarget 2017 Nov 10;8(60):101057-101071.

Mesothelin-targeted immunotoxin RG7787 has synergistic anti-tumor activity when combined with taxanes. Kolyvas E, Rudloff M, Poruchynsky M, Landsman R, Hollevoet K, Venzon D, Alewine C. Oncotarget 2017 Feb 7;8(6):9189-9199.

Single cell analysis reveals cancer stem cell heterogeneity in hepatocellular carcinoma. Zheng H, Pomyen Y, Hernandez MO, Li C, Livak F, Tang W, Dang H, Greten TF, Davis JL, Zhao Y, Mehta M, Levin Y, Shetty J, Tran B, Budhu A, Wang XW. Hepatology. 2018 Jan 9. doi: 10.1002/hep.29778. [Epub ahead of print].

Heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy and gastrectomy for gastric cancer in the U.S.: the time is now. Brown ZJ, Hernandez JM, Ripley RT, Davis JL. J Gastrointest Oncol. 2017 Dec;8(6):1109-1113. doi: 10.21037/jgo.2017.09.01. Review.