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Knowledge of individual risk did not increase colorectal cancer screening adherence

October 20, 2014

Receipt of individualized genetic and environmental risk assessments did not increase colorectal cancer screening rates, even among study participants whose assessments showed they were at elevated risk for the disease, according to results of a randomized, controlled trial.

David S. Weinberg, MD, MSc, director of gastroenterology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, and colleagues sought to evaluate whether a genetic and environmental risk assessment would improve screening adherence in 783 adults who were considered at average risk for colorectal cancer but were not regularly undergoing screening at baseline.

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FDA grants fast track designation to TAS-102 for mCRC

October 20, 2014
The FDA granted fast track designation to an investigational drug combination as a potential treatment for patients with refractory metastatic colorectal cancer, the…
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Patients who lost response to vedolizumab achieved disease activity improvement with increased dose frequency

October 20, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — Marla C. Dubinsky, MD, chief of pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology, and co-director of the Susan and Leonard Feinstein Inflammatory Bowel…
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Gastroenterology academia remains a male-dominated field

October 20, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — The number of male faculty members in academic gastroenterology programs, their career rank and career duration were higher compared with female…
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Rapid Response from London 2014: Evaluating Emerging IFN-Free Treatment Regimens for HCV

This activity is supported by an educational grant from AbbVie.

Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a leading cause of cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease, hepatocellular…
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Patients who lost response to vedolizumab achieved disease activity improvement with increased dose frequency

October 20, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — Marla C. Dubinsky, MD, chief of pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology, and co-director of the…
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CRITICAL ISSUES IN HBV: Considerations in Optimizing HBV Treatment

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences Medical Affairs.

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a global epidemic with a worldwide burden. Physicians must address the importance…
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