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Clinical pathways refine disease-specific navigation

Clinical pathways refine disease-specific navigation

Clinical pathways allow a gastrointestinal service to further refine the navigation process for patients with GI cancers.

Acupuncture effectively improves appetite in patients with GI tract cancer

Acupuncture effectively improves appetite in patients with GI tract cancer

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA—Appetite was improved in patients with GI cancer who received acupuncture therapy, according to a study presented at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 39th Annual Congress.

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.

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