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One-fifth of advanced GI cancer hospitalizations avoidable

One-fifth of advanced GI cancer hospitalizations avoidable

A higher 90-day mortality was seen after avoidable versus non-avoidable hospitalizations.

MerTK inhibition slowed growth of various tumors

Tumor growth was reduced in mouse models of breast cancer, colon cancer, and melanoma after the protein MerTK was removed from immune cells, researchers reported.

Guidelines cover diagnosis, staging of esophageal cancer

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has released new clinical-practice guidelines that feature evidence-based recommendations to help clinicians diagnose and stage esophageal cancer.

Promise in immune-boosting colorectal cancer drug

New data has confirmed the biological action of the drug MGN1703 and suggests that it may be possible to identify which patients with gastrointestinal cancer will benefit most from the treatment.

Blood-based DNA test effectively detects colorectal cancer

Researchers have identified a biomarker for colorectal cancer that can be obtained from a small amount of serum DNA in less than 1 mL of blood and that is highly sensitive and specific for the disease.

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