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Use of adjuvant systemic therapy increasing for gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST)

Use of adjuvant systemic therapy increasing for gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST)

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.

HPV16 seropositivity relatively common prior to diagnosis of anal cancer

HPV16 seropositivity relatively common prior to diagnosis of anal cancer

Human papillomavirus (HPV) type 16 (HPV16) seropositivity is relatively common in people prior to receiving a diagnosis of anal cancer.

Overweight children may have increased risk of esophageal cancer as adults

Overweight children may have increased risk of esophageal cancer as adults

Overweight children may have an increased risk for esophageal cancer when grow up compared with slimmer children.

New minimally invasive device may soon replace endoscopy for Barrett's esophagus diagnosis

New minimally invasive device may soon replace endoscopy for Barrett's esophagus diagnosis

A new minimally invasive test can be used to identify patients with reflux symptoms to diagnose Barrett's esophagus.

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