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Metformin stands out among diabetes medications for pancreatic cancer benefit

Meta-analysis of cohort studies finds benefit for metformin only.

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Black Medicare patients more likely to develop interval CRC

Especially for cancers of the distal colon and rectum.

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First go-ahead to treatment based on a shared marker and not originating tissue.

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CRC: 1 in 10 patients are under age 50

Acute presentation is common in young patients.

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CRC surgery: perioperative IV fluid restrictions boost outcomes

Reduced complications, hospital stay, better 5-y survival.

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5-factor scoring system predicts survival in BCLC stage C HCC

5 factors predict survival in BCLC stage C HCC.

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Noncurative EGC resection: is additional surgery helpful in older patients?

Disease-specific survival may be better with additional surgery.

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Reproductive factors linked to pancreatic cancer risk after menopause

The effects are quite modest.

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Probiotic therapy may improve insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes | ECE

Patients given 8 weeks of probiotic therapy experienced significant improvement in HOMA-IR score.

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ASCO 2017: Adjuvant Capecitabine May Extend Survival in Biliary Tract Cancer

A clinical trial in 447 patients with biliary tract cancers showed that treating the disease with capecitabine after surgery extends survival compared to surgery alone.

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ASCO 2017: Chance of Colon Cancer Recurrence Nearly Cut in Half in Patients Who Consume Nuts

Patients with stage III colon cancer who consumed 2 ounces or more of nuts per week had a 42% lower chance of cancer recurrence and 57% lower chance of death than those who did not eat nuts.

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ASCO 2017: Healthy Lifestyle After Colon Cancer Diagnosis Helps Extend Survival

Patients with stage III colon cancer who reported a healthy lifestyle during and following adjuvant treatment had a 42% lower chance of death and a trend for lower chance of cancer recurrence.

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Statins reduce mortality in colon cancer

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HCV: retreatment with SOF/VEL may be an option

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