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7 things you need to know for World Digestive Health Day

May 29, 2019
May 29 is World Digestive Health Day. Created in 2003 to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of the World Gastroenterology…

Meeting News

Healio to report live from DDW 2019

May 17, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Over the next four days, the gastroenterology community will convene in the San Diego Convention Center for Digestive Disease Week…

In the Journals

Cannabis could be used to treat chronic pancreatitis pain

January 22, 2019
Medical cannabis could be an effective adjunctive therapy for the treatment of pain associated with chronic pancreatitis, according to research…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: PCPs can help prevent pancreatic cancer

November 8, 2018
NEWARK, Del. — Pancreatic cancer is on the rise and is expected to surpass colon and rectal cancer as the third-leading cause of cancer-related…

Meeting News

Rectal indomethacin dose escalation ineffective for post-ERCP pancreatitis prevention

October 19, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — Rectal indomethacin dose escalation in high-risk patients undergoing endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography did not…

FDA News

FDA grants Lynparza orphan drug designation for pancreatic cancer

October 16, 2018
The FDA granted orphan drug designation to olaparib for the treatment of patients with pancreatic cancer, according to the agent’s…

In the Journals Plus

Universal genetic testing feasible at time of pancreatic cancer diagnosis

August 31, 2018
The prevalence of pathogenic germline variants associated with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and limitations of current methods to determine…

Feature

ASCO issues ‘more structured guideline’ for metastatic pancreatic cancer

August 30, 2018
ASCO released updated recommendations that incorporate new evidence related to second-line therapy for patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer who…

In the Journals

Branched-chain amino acid levels predict pancreatic cancer risk

August 3, 2018
Higher levels of branched-chain amino acids in the blood correlated with a higher risk for pancreatic cancer, according to research published in…

In the Journals PlusPerspective

Six gene mutations linked to pancreatic cancer

June 19, 2018
Researchers identified mutations in six genes associated with pancreatic cancer, according to study results published in JAMA. “Cancer…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Targeted agents, immunotherapies fill unmet needs for hard-to-treat cancers

June 18, 2018
CHICAGO — Aron Knickerbocker, MBA, CEO of Five Prime Therapeutics, spoke with HemOnc Today at ASCO Annual Meeting about advances in the…

Meeting NewsVideo

Combined tissue acquisition, imaging identifies most pancreatic cysts

June 6, 2018
WASHINGTON — In this exclusive video perspective from Digestive Disease Week 2018, Christopher J. DiMaio, MD, from the Icahn School of…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Preoperative chemoradiotherapy improves pancreatic cancer survival

June 5, 2018
CHICAGO — Preoperative chemotherapy with radiation demonstrated a significant survival benefit compared with surgery alone among patients with…

Feature

Dual thermal ablation technique may offer novel treatment approach for pancreatic cancer

May 21, 2018
Researchers at Binghamton University and CPSI Biotech have developed a novel technique that uses cryotherapy and hyperthermia therapy to attack…

Feature

Pancreatic microbiome may shed light on oncogenesis

May 8, 2018
The microbial population in the pancreas may provide information about the development of pancreatic cancer, according to research conducted at New…

In the Journals

Pancreatitis risk in ethnic minorities linked to alcohol, gallstones, triglycerides

April 30, 2018
An increased risk for acute pancreatitis among ethnic minorities was associated with very high levels of triglycerides, especially in those with…

Feature

Novel blood test aims to detect cancer in its earliest stages

April 25, 2018
Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers have developed a blood test designed to screen for the eight most common cancer types. If malignancy…

UT Southwestern appoints chair of surgery department

April 21, 2018
Herbert J. Zeh, III, has been chosen as the next chair of the department of surgery at UT Southwestern. Zeh, recognized for his expertise in…

‘Window of opportunity’ exists for durvalumab as pancreatic cancer maintenance therapy

March 19, 2018
A randomized clinical trial is underway to assess the efficacy of the novel immunotherapy durvalumab as maintenance therapy for patients with…

Anthera halts development of EPI drug candidate Sollpura

March 13, 2018
Anthera Pharmaceuticals announced it will discontinue the development of Sollpura after the drug failed to meet the primary endpoint of a phase 3…