|Title:||Identification of Patients at risk of Gastric Cancer due to Helicobacter Pylori Infection|
|Speaker:||Professor Andrea Varro|
|Liverpool Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)|
|Most of us are likely to know someone who has died from, or been diagnosed with cancer since it causes death in rougly one in four people. It is now beginning to become an even bigger killer than heart disease. It is therefore a disease that should be of concern to us all.
Professor Andrea Varro’s research focuses on the causes of stomach cancer, the second most common type of cancer-related death worldwide. Her studies look at genetic influences and other risk factors, including certain bacteria such as Helicobacter Pylori. This particular bacterium can inhabit various areas of the stomach and may cause inflammation of the stomach lining, the development of ulcers and cancer. Her work may lead to blood tests to identify people more likely to get stomach cancer and to methods of treatment.
In her talk Professor Varro will be telling us of how we may identify people at risk of Gastric Cancer due to Helicobacter Pylori Infection and how this might lead to curing such cancer.
|An introduction to the bacterium Helicobaptor Pylori.
Further interesting facts about helicobaptor pylori including a mention of the Australian researchers Barry J. Marshall, M.D., and J. Robin Warren, M.D. who discovered that it caused ulcers.
Some detailed information about ulcers and helicobactor pylori.
|Further information about Professor Andrea Varro’s talk.|