Stomach cancer

Stomach cancer is the second-highest cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Most cases are detected at late, hard-to-treat stages.


Our researchers are revealing how stomach cancer develops and spreads. Their goal is to reduce deaths from stomach cancer through better detection and treatment.

Gastric cancer cells under the microscope.
Above: Gastric cancer cells under the microscope. Cancer cells are coloured magenta, and dividing cells are coloured green. Credit: Jun Low/WEHI

Our stomach cancer research

Our researchers are unravelling the processes that contribute to stomach cancer. Specific research areas include:

  • Developing new laboratory models of stomach cancer to enhance pre-clinical research.
  • Deciphering how inflammation promotes cancer growth and spread.
  • Revealing cell signalling pathways that control the growth of cancerous cells in the stomach.
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