• Minimally invasive esophagectomy carries drawbacks in the real world

    Results conflict with trial findings of fewer pulmonary complications with MIE.

  • FDA approves ripretinib for advanced GISTs

    The approval was based on the phase 3 INVICTUS trial.

  • Capsule endoscopy could reduce post-pandemic endoscopy demand

    An innovative method for detecting colorectal pathology during the Covid-19 pandemic

  • Gallbladder polyps may not require surveillance

    The study suggests a need to revise guidelines that suggest following up GPs to prevent GBC, which were based on low levels of evidence.

  • HCC: checkpoint inhibitor/VEGF inhibitor combo shows promise

    VEGF has been linked to progression, but can play a role in immunosuppression.

  • Use of proton pump inhibitors and risk for gastric cancer
    Use of proton pump inhibitors and risk for gastric cancer

    A case-control study within the Scottish Primary Care Clinical Informatics Unit database and a cohort study from the UK Biobank.

  • In right-sided colon cancer, BRAF may be key

    BRAF mutation status may be key factor in treatment response; chemo plus anti-EGFR should not necessarily be excluded for first-line treatment.

  • Cancer care during COVID-19, part 2: thousands of diagnoses likely to be missed or delayed

    A report by the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science.

  • GI cancer: killer cell immunotherapy is an option for advanced disease

    This form of immunotherapy has been tested in multiple clinical trials, with mixed results.

  • Cancer care during COVID-19, part 1: dramatic fall in screening and monitoring

    A report by the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science.

  • GI radiation recommendations during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Cancer patients are at much higher risk for severe complications and death from COVID-19.

  • Aspirin use is linked to reduced risk for gastric, esophageal cancer

    Findings in matched analysis strengthen confidence in observational results.

  • In PDAC with BRCA mutation, neoadjuvant platinum-based treatment shows promise

    Consideration of early platinum-based therapy may be warranted with resectable PDAC with BRCA mutations.

  • NSAIDs but not aspirin tied to lower post-colonoscopy colorectal cancer risk

    Benefits were observed for both proximal and distal cancers.

  • Advanced cancer mediates elevated stroke risk after chemo

    Adjusting for site and stage eliminate the link between chemotherapy and stroke.

  • Position statement on GI endoscopy during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Recommendations from the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the European Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Nurses and Associates

  • Aspirin use is again tied to lower risk for GI cancers

    Meta-analysis of observational studies confirms the association.

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