Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium

The latest news from ASCO GI, including researcher interviews and physician perspective.


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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…
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Rectal, left-sided colon cancers show 'a continuum' of molecular variances

January 26, 2017
Rectal and left-sided colon cancers are not clearly delineated by location but rather are characterized by a range of distinct molecular variations…
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Racial, ethnic disparities identified in young gastric cancer patients

January 25, 2017
Various racial and ethnic disparities affect disease presentation, treatment delivery and outcomes among young patients with gastric cancer…
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Aspirin linked to increased GI bleeding risk, reduced CRC risk

January 24, 2017
Long-term use of aspirin was associated with a reduced risk for colorectal cancer, but an increased risk for gastrointestinal bleeding, highlighting…
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PET scans could offer alternative route for treatment of esophageal cancer

January 18, 2017
PET scans used to assess tumor response to initial chemotherapy allowed clinicians to tailor additional treatments for patients with esophageal…
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Watch-and-wait approach may be alternative to surgery for certain patients with rectal cancer

January 18, 2017
Patients with rectal cancer who achieve a clinical complete response to treatment may be able to follow a watch-and-wait approach rather than undergo…
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Moderate exercise may prolong OS in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

January 17, 2017
Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who engaged in moderate exercise for at least 30 minutes a day experienced reduced risks for cancer…