Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium

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Stereotactic body radiation shows sustained local control in hepatocellular carcinoma

January 23, 2019
Stereotactic body radiation therapy showed promising rates of local control and survival in patients diagnosed with early-stage
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Adjuvant durvalumab safe, active for locally advanced esophageal adenocarcinoma

January 17, 2019
Adjuvant durvalumab administered after trimodality therapy appeared safe for patients with locally advanced esophageal and gastroesophageal junction…
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Pembrolizumab reduces mortality risk in advanced PD-L1-positive esophageal cancer

January 15, 2019
Pembrolizumab significantly improved OS compared with chemotherapy as second-line treatment for patients with advanced or metastatic esophageal or…
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Pembrolizumab induces durable responses in advanced liver cancer

January 23, 2018
Pembrolizumab treatment led to durable OS and PFS among patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma who previously progressed on sorafenib…
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Sorafenib plus transarterial chemoembolization improves PFS in unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma

January 19, 2018
The addition of sorafenib to transarterial chemoembolization improved PFS among patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma, according to…
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Robot-assisted thoraco-laparoscopic esophagectomy reduces complications

January 18, 2018
The use of robot-assisted minimally invasive thoraco-laparoscopic esophagectomy led to fewer overall complications, as well as surgery- and…
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Ramucirumab reduces risk for progression in certain gastric cancers

January 18, 2018
The addition of ramucirumab to first-line chemotherapy conferred a 25% reduction in risk for disease progression or death among treatment-naive…
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Nivolumab plus ipilimumab demonstrates clinical benefit for certain metastatic colorectal cancers

January 17, 2018
Combining nivolumab with ipilimumab demonstrated clinical benefit and a manageable safety profile among patients with DNA mismatch…
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Right-sided colorectal tumors have worse outcomes

January 16, 2018
Patients with stage III and high-risk stage II colorectal cancer had worse DFS if they had right-sided tumors compared with left-sided tumors…
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Liquid biopsy test detects early-stage colorectal cancer

January 16, 2018
A test that identifies circulating tumor cells present in the bloodstream accurately detected early-stage colorectal cancer, according to results of…