Gastrointestinal Cancer News & Features
Patients with rectal cancer reported aerobic exercise during neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy to be more enjoyable and less difficult.
Older patients undergoing gastrointestinal surgery often experience postoperative delirium. In an analysis of 11 studies, incidence of postoperative delirium ranged from 8.2% to 54.4%.
Use of a nanoparticle to deliver drugs may reduce tumors and suppress metastatic escape. These efforts offer a way to control drug release over space and time while reducing systemic drug exposure and the associated side effects.
The metabolism of pancreatic cancer cells is altered by the anticancer activity of CDK4/6 inhibitors. Researchers hope this biologic vulnerability could be exploited to treat pancreatic cancer.
A new analysis of a phase III trial of patients with neuroendocrine tumors that began in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract or at an unknown primary location found that progression-free survival was improved with everolimus by 6 to 8 months compared with placebo.
Gastrointestinal Cancer Clinical Trials
- Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test (Fact Sheet)
- Novel Procedure Improves Staging of Lymph Nodes in Patients With Breast Cancer
- Better Approaches to Patient Counseling of BRCA Gene Mutation Carriers Needed
- Dasatinib, Nilotinib, Ponatinib Increase Vascular Occlusive Events
- Nanoparticle Drug Delivery Aims to Control Pancreatic Tumor and Inhibit Escape Pathways
- Low-income Breast Cancer Survivors Benefit From Personalized Survivorship Care Plans
- Understanding Drug Naming Nomenclature
- Nurse Navigators Key to Seamless Transition From Pediatric to Adult Survivorship Care
- Inconclusive: The Pulmonary Nodules You Need to Follow
- Common Painkiller Has Anticancer Effects
- Risk of Breast Cancer or Thyroid Cancer Higher Following a Diagnosis of the Other Cancer Type
- HIV and Cancer: Dual Diagnosis Compounds Challenges in Coping
- Cola Consumption May Increase Erlotinib Absorption in Patients Taking PPIs
- Proton Beam Therapy Treats Childhood Brain Cancer as Effectively as Standard Radiation
- Risk of Ovarian Cancer Predicted With Fine-tuned Test
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