Gastrointestinal Cancer News & Features
Patients with GI cancer may struggle to maintain nutritional status; therefore, nurses should be ready to step in with information and interventions.
Use of adjuvant systemic therapy for localized gastrointestinal stromal tumors has significantly increased over time and patients treated with the therapy have improved survival over surgery alone, according to study data.
Patients with bile duct cancer could be helped by a new class of experimental drug, according to a study.
Localized gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are rarely seen, but are the most common sarcomas in the gastrointestinal tract.
Precise risk assessment for gastric and breast cancers among CDH1 gene mutation carriers may improve genetic counseling
More exacting estimates of age-associated risks of gastric and breast cancer were derived for carriers of the CDH1 gene mutation, a cancer-predisposing gene in families meeting criteria for clinically defined hereditary diffuse gastric cancer.
Gastrointestinal Cancer Clinical Trials
- Angelina Jolie has ovaries, fallopian tubes removed over cancer concerns
- Drug sequence with gemcitabine
- Radiation plus immunotherapy revs up immune system to better attack melanoma
- Algorithm increases surgical success in advanced ovarian cancer
- Counseling cancer patients on effective nutritional practices
- Affect of chemotherapy on saliva test results
- Childhood leukemia study reveals disease subtypes and new treatment options
- Chemotherapy before breast cancer surgery increases likelihood of breast-preserving procedure
- Repeated courses of certain antibiotics associated with increased diabetes risk
- Dramatic rise in high blood pressure contributes to many U.S. deaths
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