Gastric cancer: evidence boosts Helicobacter pylori eradication

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The efficacy of Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy for the prevention of preneoplastic lesions in gastric cancer remains controversial. A new placebo-controlled trial and a large-scale observational study tackle this problem and show the positive effects of eradication therapy.

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Fig. 1: The point of no return in gastric cancer and Helicobacter pylori eradication.


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Correspondence to Hidekazu Suzuki.

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H.S. received scholarship funds for the research from Daiichi Sankyo, EA Pharma, Otsuka, Pharmaceutical, and Tsumura, and received service honoraria from Astellas, AstraZeneca, Daiichi Sankyo, Mylan EPD, Otsuka Pharmaceutical, Takeda Pharmaceutical and Tsumura. J.M. declares no competing interests.

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Suzuki, H., Matsuzaki, J. Gastric cancer: evidence boosts Helicobacter pylori eradication. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 15, 458–460 (2018) doi:10.1038/s41575-018-0023-8

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