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VIDEO: Novel prediction model accurately determines survival in gastric cancer

February 5, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — Daniel V.T. Catenacci, MD, a GI medical oncologist at the University of Chicago, discusses a novel gastric cancer prognostic model — the Yonsei University Gastric Cancer Prediction Tool — for which validation data was presented during a session he co-chaired at the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium.

Expert: Guideline needed to limit consumption of red, processed meats

February 5, 2016
In October, WHO released data suggesting an association between red or processed meats and an increased risk for colorectal cancer.This report ― along with years of…
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ASCO: Immunotherapy is ‘Cancer Advance of the Year’

February 4, 2016
ASCO has named progress in immunotherapy for melanoma and other malignancies as the top cancer advance of the year, according to “Clinical Cancer Advances 2016…
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VIDEO: Microsatellite instability predicts enhanced response to immunotherapy

February 4, 2016
A small subgroup of patients with colorectal cancer have demonstrated a “really remarkable benefit” from the “immunotherapy revolution,”…
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The Patient with Severe Leukocytosis

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Currently five tyrosine kinase inhibitors are available for use in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)…
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VIDEO: Expert discusses current issues in colonoscopic colorectal cancer screening

January 23, 2016
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The Patient with Lymphadenopathy

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Castleman’s disease is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder that is characterized by enlargement of 1 (unicentric) or…
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VIDEO: Novel prediction model accurately determines survival in gastric cancer

February 5, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Daniel V.T. Catenacci, MD, a GI medical oncologist at the University of Chicago, discusses a novel gastric cancer prognostic…

Expert: Guideline needed to limit consumption of red, processed meats

February 5, 2016
In October, WHO released data suggesting an association between red or processed meats and an increased risk for colorectal cancer.This report ―…
In the JournalsPerspective

ASCO: Immunotherapy is ‘Cancer Advance of the Year’

February 4, 2016
ASCO has named progress in immunotherapy for melanoma and other malignancies as the top cancer advance of the year, according to “Clinical…
Video

VIDEO: Microsatellite instability predicts enhanced response to immunotherapy

February 4, 2016
A small subgroup of patients with colorectal cancer have demonstrated a “really remarkable benefit” from the “immunotherapy…
In the Journals

World Cancer Day: ‘We can’ reduce global cancer burden

February 4, 2016
Today marks the annual observation of World Cancer Day, founded by the Union for International Cancer Control to raise awareness of cancer and…
In the Journals

Barrett's esophagus, persistent low-grade dysplasia increase high-grade dysplasia, cancer risk

February 4, 2016
The risk for progression to high-grade dysplasia and esophageal adenocarcinoma was found to be increased in patients with both Barrett’s…
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Guest Commentary: Update on use of irreversible electroporation for locally advanced pancreatic cancer

February 3, 2016
In this guest commentary, Marcovalerio Melis, MD, FACS, discusses irreversible electroporation for locally advanced pancreatic cancer, following a
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PD-1 blockade promising in MMR deficient GI cancers

February 3, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Programmed death-1 blockade demonstrated promising activity in mismatch repair deficient gastrointestinal cancers in a phase 2…

HCC registry to launch in Asia for better management of patients

February 3, 2016
The National Cancer Centre Singapore, Singapore Clinical Research Institute and IMS Health announced a collaboration to develop its first…
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Time to colonoscopy following positive fecal blood test varies greatly

February 3, 2016
The time between a positive fecal blood test result and a follow-up colonoscopy varied greatly across four U.S. health care systems, according to…
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