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Patients with gastrointestinal tumors may have increased risk of developing other cancers

Patients with gastrointestinal tumors may have increased risk of developing other cancers

Patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) have a higher risk of developing additional malignancies before and after diagnosis.

Survivors of esophageal cancer need surveillance beyond 5 years after surgery

Survivors of esophageal cancer need surveillance beyond 5 years after surgery

A new study focuses on survival outcomes of patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer (LAEC) beyond the 5-year mark.

AACR: Regular aspirin use associated with decreased GI cancer risk

AACR: Regular aspirin use associated with decreased GI cancer risk

Taking aspirin regularly may help prevent gastrointestinal cancers, a new study suggests, with the greater benefit seen when taking it over many years.

Counseling cancer patients on effective nutritional practices

Counseling cancer patients on effective nutritional practices

Patients with GI cancer may struggle to maintain nutritional status; therefore, nurses should be ready to step in with information and interventions.

Use of new systemic adjuvant therapy in gastrointestinal tumors increasing

Use of new systemic adjuvant therapy in gastrointestinal tumors increasing

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.

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