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CHARM: Ethanol-free EUS-guided chemoablation safe, effective

CHARM: Ethanol-free EUS-guided chemoablation safe, effective
October 18, 2017

ORLANDO — An ethanol-free protocol for pancreatic cyst ablation followed by a combined paclitaxel and gemcitabine regimen for pancreatic neoplasia was effective and led to significant reductions in adverse events, according to research presented at the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG 2017.

“This is important because significantly improving the risk profile of this procedure, while preserving its efficacy, increases the attractiveness of this therapeutic option for patients with precancerous-type pancreatic cysts,” Matthew T. Moyer, MD, MS, of Penn State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, said during his presentation.

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Genetic test shows promise for identifying pancreatic cysts at high risk for cancer

October 13, 2017
A novel genetic testing strategy developed at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, which sequences mutations in pancreatic cyst fluid before surgery, showed high…
In the Journals

Laparoscopic surgery for pancreatic cancer cuts hospital stays by half

September 26, 2017
Patients with pancreatic cancer who underwent pancreatoduodenectomy, also known as the Whipple procedure, experienced shorter hospital stays with laparoscopic vs. open…

Penn appoints GI professor as director of pancreatic cancer research

September 15, 2017
University of Pennsylvania announced that Ben Z. Stanger, MD, PhD, associate professor of gastroenterology in the Perelman School of Medicine, has been appointed…
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Ace the Case: A 52-Year-Old Black Female Who Presented to Her Primary Care Physician (PCP) With Increasing Fatigue and Muscle Aches

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This educational activity will utilize a case study to discuss a 52-year-old black female who presented to her primary…
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Chapter 50: Gastrointestinal Complications Of Bariatric Surgery

From Clinical Nutrition in Gastrointestinal Disease
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American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting

American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting

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VIDEO: Cholangioscopy, pancreatoscopy advances improve management of biliary, pancreatic disorders

May 22, 2016
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