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Exercise During Neoadjuvant CRT Less Difficult Than Anticipated for Rectal Cancer

Exercise During Neoadjuvant CRT Less Difficult Than Anticipated for Rectal Cancer

Patients with rectal cancer reported aerobic exercise during neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy to be more enjoyable and less difficult.

Delirium is Common in Older Patients Undergoing GI Surgery

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%.

Nanoparticle Drug Delivery Aims to Control Pancreatic Tumor and Inhibit Escape Pathways

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.

CDK4/6 Inhibitors Exploit a Unique Vulnerability in Pancreatic Cancer

CDK4/6 Inhibitors Exploit a Unique Vulnerability in Pancreatic Cancer

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.

Progression-free Survival of Patients With Neuroendocrine Tumors Improved With Everolimus

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.

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