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Early Cancer Institute

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Cancer of the stomach (gastric adenocarcinoma) is linked to infection of the stomach mucosa by helicobacter pylori or chronic immune-mediated inflammation of the gastric mucosa. These causes gastric intestinal metaplasia (GIM), which is a pre-cancerous condition. People with GIM often have no specific symptoms, so cancer can develop silently.

The Cytosponge for Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia (CyGIM) study will look at the utility of a capsule sponge (Cytosponge) to diagnose GIM in combination with cellular and liquid biomarkers.

Chief Investigator: Dr Massimiliano di Pietro

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