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For the first time, scientists have found strong evidence that a type of cancer may be caused by a bacterium. Stanford researchers report today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that virtually all of their patients with the most common type of stomach cancer are infected with a bacterium that has previously been linked to inflammation of the stomach and ulcers--strong evidence that the infectious agent plays a role in the development of the disease.
August 14, 2013 | By Sheri Linden
Hot on the (stiletto) heels of "Tiny Times," which broke box-office records in China, the romantic melodrama "Tiny Times 2" arrives here just weeks after the first installment, offering more fashion-shoot-ready Shanghai locations in a soapy package. The same quartet of pretty young up-and-comers hope and scheme, weep and strut, never forgetting to schedule time for wardrobe changes. Working from his bestselling series of novels, writer-director Guo Jinming continues to wield hammy visuals and pop-song overkill while trying to strike a less-carefree tone.
March 23, 2000 | From Times staff and wire reports
Researchers said Wednesday they have found a genetic link that could explain why some people get stomach cancer when they are infected with a common bacterium. They said their findings could show that stomach cancers are the result of an overreaction of the immune system against infection by the Helicobacter pylori bacterium, which infests billions of people. "Half the world has got it," said Dr. Emad El-Omar of the National Cancer Institute, who led the study.
July 1, 2013 | By E. Scott Reckard
The prospect of a bidding war for Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc. in South San Francisco is sending biotechnology shares sharply higher, helping propel an advance in the broader stock market. Onyx, a developer of anti-cancer drugs, said Sunday it had rejected a “significantly undervalued” takeover bid of $120 a share from Amgen Inc., the Thousand Oaks biotech giant. But it added that it was “actively exploring” the possibility of selling itself to another bidder. That was all investors needed to hear, sending Onyx shares soaring by $43.74, a gain of more than 50%, in midday trading Monday.
July 21, 1985 | United Press International
A neighborhood has gone bald in support of stomach cancer victim Manuel Garcia. More than 50 relatives and friends have shaved their heads to demonstrate their support for Garcia, who lost his hair to chemotherapy. "I thought I'd be alone," Garcia, 39, told the Milwaukee Sentinel. "It makes me feel so good, so many people backing me up." Four friends from Garcia's Latino neighborhood walked into the former truck driver's hospital room last week with their heads shaved.
May 28, 2002 | From the Washington Post
Bad news for those who can't stomach broccoli: New research suggests that it is especially good for the stomach. A compound found in broccoli and broccoli sprouts appears to be more effective than modern antibiotics against the bacteria that cause peptic ulcers. Moreover, tests in mice suggest the compound offers formidable protection against stomach cancer--the second most common form of cancer worldwide.
March 31, 1989 | CURT HOLBREICH, Times Staff Writer
Sal Aunese, the University of Colorado's starting quarterback, has inoperable stomach cancer, according to a doctor's diagnosis. The diagnosis was confirmed after a biopsy this week revealed that the cancer has spread to his lungs and the lymph nodes near the lungs, team physician Dr. Wayne Gersoff said Thursday. "It is a bad tumor to have," Gersoff said by telephone from his Denver office.
January 23, 1989 | PAUL RECER, Recer is a science writer for the Associated Press
A diet rich in onions, garlic, leeks, chives and scallions may give some protection against stomach cancer, according to a National Cancer Institute study conducted in China. In a study that focused on the differences in diet between stomach cancer patients and those without cancer in Linqu, China, researchers found that "allium vegetables (such as onions and garlic) can significantly reduce the risk of stomach cancer."
Dave Marr, whose genial personality and quick-witted TV commentary often overshadowed the fact that he won the PGA Championship in 1965, died Sunday after a long bout with stomach cancer in his hometown of Houston. Marr, 63, was named PGA player of the year after winning the PGA by two strokes over Jack Nicklaus and Billy Casper at the Laurel Valley Golf Club in Ligonier, Pa. On the final hole, Marr drove into a fairway bunker, then laid up short of a lake on his second shot.
Over the last 20 years, research on a tiny, S-shaped stomach bacterium has overturned doctors' notions about the origins and history of diseases from ulcers to cancer of the stomach. Now, some scientists who study the bacterium, Helicobacter pylori, say the tiny bug may help trace the migration of human populations across the globe. Next week, enthusiasts from around the globe will gather in Australia to celebrate the discovery of H. pylori.
June 6, 2013
A Brooklyn man tries to square a checkered past with a grim future in the intimate and observational "Welcome to Pine Hill. " An offshoot of writer-direct-editor Keith Miller's short film "Prince/William," the feature mixes real-life situations and characters with fictionalized narrative threads to create a highly authentic slice-of-life drama. First-time actor Shannon Harper, who Miller initially met on a New York street in a dispute over a dog (that incident, documented in the short, also opens "Pine Hill")
November 23, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Australian bestselling author Bryce Courtenay died late Thursday, his publisher has announced. The 79-year-old author succumbed to stomach cancer two weeks after the publication of his last novel, "Jack of Diamonds. " Courtenay was born in South Africa in 1933 and brought up partly in an orphanage. He studied in London and moved to Australia in 1958, where he went to work in advertising. Thirty years later, when he was 55, he published his blockbuster debut novel, "The Power of One. " The book, about an orphan boy with enormous dreams, earned him a $1 million advance and garnered glowing reviews.
November 23, 2012 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Best-selling Australian author Bryce Courtenay, whose debut novel, "The Power of One," was made into a popular 1992 movie starring Morgan Freeman, has died. He was 79. Courtenay died Thursday at his home in Canberra, Australia, according to his publisher, Penguin Group Australia. The cause was stomach cancer. The South African-born Courtenay launched his fiction-writing career at age 50 and considered his first novels "practice books. " But "The Power of One," the powerful story of a young boy's difficult journey to adulthood under the shadow of South Africa's apartheid regime, was an instant success when it was published in 1989.
September 17, 2012 | By Eryn Brown
Cancer has become the leading cause of death among U.S. Latinos, nosing past heart disease in 2009, researchers at the American Cancer Society reported Monday. For most demographic groups - and for the country as a whole - heart disease is the top killer, claiming a total of 599,413 American lives in 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That same year, the most recent year for which statistics are available, 567,628 Americans died of cancer. Among Latinos that year, the rankings were reversed: 29,935 died of cancer and 29,611 of heart disease, according to a study in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.
November 8, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
It will be an even 20 for Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, who announced Tuesday that they're expecting their 20th child. The Duggars, stars of their own TLC show, are a source of fascination for some people, since super-sized families aren't the norm the way they were about a century ago. Michelle Duggar, you'll recall, didn't have such an easy time around with her last pregnancy in 2009. Daughter Josie was delivered early when it was discovered that Michelle had preeclampsia and gall bladder problems (Josie is now doing fine)
October 21, 2011 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Norman" is one of those intimate indies that makes an excellent case for micro-economics in filmmaking, with director Jonathan Segal wringing every bit of emotional purity and ironic humor that he can out of this teen coming-of-age in a life surrounded by death story. Dan Byrd, whose nice turn in "Easy A" last year began pushing him outside his "Cougar Town" comedy series comfort zone, stars as Norman, a complex kid with a lot of extra baggage piled on top of the normal high school angst.
January 3, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Carlos Rodriguez, who was bodybuilding's Mr. Universe in 1978, has died of stomach cancer. He was 47. Rodriguez, who owned the Sportsworld Fitness Center in Tucson, was found to have stomach cancer three years ago. He underwent surgery five times. He was in a coma for several days before awaking five days before his death Wednesday.
April 25, 2011 | Jason Song
Sylvia Guzman seemed unemotional for most of Sunday's sunrise Easter Mass outside a juvenile hall in Sylmar. But she wiped away a tear when Francisco "Franky" Carrillo spoke about spending nearly 20 years in jail before his conviction was overturned earlier this year. "It makes me sad that I cannot see my sons ... but he gives me hope that someday they will be free," said Guzman, whose two sons are being held pending trial on charges including attempted murder. Guzman said she believed her children are innocent.
January 20, 2008 | Judith Graham, Chicago Tribune
Five months before dying of a rare form of stomach cancer, Sandra McNamara uncovered a devastating family legacy. Her illness was closely linked to a genetic mutation. She had it, and that meant her three sisters and their children might have it too. McNamara picked up the phone and started calling relatives in Chicago, Boston and Denver. You need to know: This cancer is hereditary, she said. Get tested. The disclosure threw the family into turmoil as relatives evaluated their choices, including whether to have their stomachs surgically removed as a preventive measure.
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