7 recent highlights in gastrointestinal cancer

September 21, 2019
Recently published studies have demonstrated new developments in gastrointestinal cancer. In case you missed it, the editors of Healio
FDA News

7 recent FDA updates you may have missed

September 20, 2019
Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease has compiled a list of some of the most recent approvals and updates from the FDA. Our readers were most…

Alcoholic hepatitis drug candidate shows ‘life-saving potential’

September 20, 2019
Data from a phase 2a clinical trial of DUR-928, an endogenous, small-molecule new chemical entity, for patients with alcoholic hepatitis demonstrated…
Meeting News

Novel radiotherapy for liver cancer demonstrates complete, partial responses

September 20, 2019
Nanobiotix announced positive results of the NBTXR3 activated by stereotactic body radiation, or SBRT, for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma…
In the Journals

Advanced neoplasia risk differs between diminutive, small adenoma at baseline

September 20, 2019
Patients with small adenomas — between 6 mm and 9 mm in size — at baseline colonoscopy have an elevated risk for advanced neoplasia at…
Feature

When Autoimmune Disease Strikes Thrice: Managing Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome

September 20, 2019
By the time Lilly Stairs was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis at the age of 19 — following an arduous series of tests and doctor visits…
In the Journals

Australia will miss HBV elimination targets despite improved care

September 19, 2019
Results from an estimation model revealed that Australia will marginally miss both its local targets and the WHO’s global targets for…

Novartis stops distribution of Zantac

September 19, 2019
Zantac manufacturer Novartis has stopped the distribution of its heartburn medication across all available markets, including the United States and…
Editorial

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: IBD Stem Cell Therapy Needs Us All

Healio Gastroenterology, September 2019
Edward V. Loftus Jr., MD
The narrative surrounding the development of stem cell therapy for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease was best said by Amy Lightner, MD,
Cover Story

Stem Cell Therapy: Preparing for its Closeup in IBD

Healio Gastroenterology, September 2019
Research into the use of cell-based therapies as possible treatment options for various diseases exploded over the last several years. One of the…
Healio Hot Topic

Spotting NASH Starts With Simple Calculations

Healio Gastroenterology, September 2019
Monica Tincopa, MD, MSc
Approximately 30% of Americans have fatty liver, but only a small proportion have progressed to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. One of the…
Healio Hot Topic

Q&A: NASH Intervention Requires Mutual Learning Between Specialties

Healio Gastroenterology, September 2019
Specialists from all medical fields have become more aware over the last few decades about how one disease can feed the development of others and…
Healio Hot Topic

Coming Soon: NASH Treatment Approaching the Horizon

Healio Gastroenterology, September 2019
Stephen A. Harrison, MD
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis is an increasingly common cause of cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and liver-related mortality. Along its…
In the Journals

Several significant cholangiocarcinoma risk factors identified

September 18, 2019
Results from a systematic review and meta-analysis revealed 13 risk factors for intrahepatic and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, the most…
In the Journals

Microbiome may offer new biomarker for IBD therapy response

September 18, 2019
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease who responded to certain therapies exhibited consistent changes in their gut microbiome, which could lead to…
In the Journals

Obesity linked with chronic diarrhea

September 18, 2019
Patients with obesity are at greater risk for chronic diarrhea, and the association grew stronger as BMI increased, according to the results of a…
In the Journals

Broad-spectrum antibiotics may weaken flu vaccine response

September 18, 2019
Healthy adults who take broad-spectrum antibiotics may impair their body’s immune response to influenza vaccination, according to findings from…
In the Journals

H. pylori treatment, vitamins, garlic reduce gastric cancer mortality

September 17, 2019
Over the course of 22 years of follow-up, treatment for Helicobacter pylori infection, as well as vitamin and garlic supplementation, reduced the…

Poxel NASH candidate moves into phase 1b

September 17, 2019
Poxel SA announced the initiation of a phase 1b trial designed to investigate PXL065 for the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in patients…
In the Journals

Keto Mediterranean diet could modulate gut microbiome to reduce Alzheimer’s risk

September 17, 2019
Researchers found that a modified Mediterranean-ketogenic diet can impact the gut microbiome in a way that decreases risk for Alzheimer’s…