Gastrointestinal Cancers News
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Screening patients by phone before they come to a clinic may help to eliminate potentially redundant visits and lower the risk of infection.
Patients older than 25 years have significantly higher rates of OS and RFS at 3 and 5 years compared with patients younger than 25.
Risk for 10-year liver-related mortality also lower among aspirin users with chronic hepatitis B or C.
CRISPR-modified T cells were used in 3 patients with advanced cancer for the first time, showing modest results on tumor growth.
Suspected local disease regrowth was seen in 23% of patients with rectal cancer observed following a near or complete clinical response to neoadjuvant therapy.
Research into opioid alternatives for cancer-related pain has stalled, however substance use disorders remain problematic.
New research shows that B cells — and not just T cells — influence whether patients respond to immunotherapy in melanoma, sarcoma, and kidney cancers.
Most oncology phase 1 trials use a simplistic, outdated dose-finding technique, and experts agree that change is needed.
Relative risk for developing colorectal cancer reduced by about 35 percent with bariatric surgery for obesity.
Lifestyle-based integrative treatment approaches — deemed scientifically sound by the field’s proponents — merge conventional and complementary treatments.
Adding cetuximab to chemotherapy led to worse outcomes for patients with resectable liver metastases caused by colorectal cancer, updated data from the New EPOC trial showed.
Researchers concluded that bariatric surgery is strongly associated with an increased risk for colon cancer, though further research may be needed to establish an association between bariatric surgery and an increased risk for rectal cancer.
The study researchers concluded that higher circulating levels of IGF1 were associated with a higher risk for colorectal cancer and that lifestyle, diet, and/or pharmacological interventions that target the IGF system may help reduce disease risk.
Individuals who are racial or ethnic minorities and individuals who are smokers experience significantly higher risks for gastric cancer following a diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection.
A mechanism was identified through which a Western diet and antibiotic use may be able to promote tumorigenesis by colon cancer cells after curative resection.
Gastric cancer risk reduced among those with
H. pylori infection plus first-degree relatives with gastric cancer.
ASCO outlined advances in oncology that were the most clinically meaningful or had the biggest scientific impact from October 2018 through September 2019.
Intravesical incision of the bladder cuff may be superior to other distal ureteral management techniques, according to investigators.
Increases seen across the U.S., in men and women, in whites and blacks, for colon and rectal cancers.