Gastrointestinal Cancer Vitals for April 2017

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We screened 1662 studies on Gastrointestinal Cancer this month. These are the most important.

Gemcitabine and capecitabine recommended as new adjuvant therapy option in pancreatic cancer

Source: J Clin Oncol

  • ASCO guidelines for potentially curable pancreatic cancer updated on the basis of new clinical trial results.


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Nivolumab shows promise in advanced esophageal SCC

Source: Lancet Oncol

  • There is no defined treatment strategy for patients with esophageal cancer who are refractory or intolerant to standard therapies.
  • In this phase 2 study, nivolumab showed promising antitumor activity with an acceptable safety profile.


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HCC: segmental radioembolization tops chemoembolization

Source: J Vasc Interv Radiol

  • This retrospective study demonstrated a number of advantages of segmental radioembolization over chemoembolization for localized HCC, including better complete response rates, local tumor control, and PFS, with similar toxicity profiles.


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