Gastrointestinal Cancers

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News: Gastrointestinal Cancers

New studies suggest elevated risk of gastrointestinal cancers in diabetic patients  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
News-Medical.netThere are minimal data assessing the relationship between diabetes with gallbladder, biliary and pancreatic cancer. Recent small studies have suggested an ...

Researchers 'Notch' A Victory Toward New Kind Of Cancer Drug  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)Similar abnormalities in NOTCH also underlie a variety of other cancers, including lung, ovarian, pancreatic and gastrointestinal cancers. ...

Forum outlines large-scale developments for Gilbert  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
AZ Central.comTHE VISION: The MD Anderson Banner Cancer Center will focus on breast, lung, prostate, and gastrointestinal cancers, as well as melanoma and "liquid ...

Marketing Authorisation Application for S-1 Validated by European Medicines Agency  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
PR-CANADA.net (press release)ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium 2009, Abstr. 8. (2) Ferlay J, Autier P, Boniol M, Heanue M, Colombet M, Boyle P. Estimates of the cancer incidence ...

Amgen Announces Overall Survival Results for Vectibix(R) in First-Line ...  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
ReutersThe data for the 203 study has been submitted for consideration of presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology - The Gastrointestinal Cancers ...

The 'Lexus' of Cancer Treatment - One Man's Inspiring Drive to Survive  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
Reuters...his boss's advice and made an appointment at Lombardi with Dr. John Marshall, director of the Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers. ...

Genentech, Biogen Idec get FDA request for more information on Rituxan's use ...  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Gaea TimesKnown commercially as Gleevec, imatinib is a pill that's used to treat some adult leukemias and gastrointestinal cancers. October 7th, 2009 WASHINGTON ...

Breast Cancer Trial  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
WRCB-TVThe most active research studies include cancer of the head or neck, breast, and lung, glioblastoma, carcinoid, and gastrointestinal cancers. ...

Weekly scorecard  -  ‎Nov 7, 2009‎
Fort Wayne Journal GazetteAlready, more than 145 gifts and pledges have brought funding to more than $1 million for the chair, who will be an expert in gastrointestinal cancers. ...

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Two companies to bring 700 jobs to Indiana  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
nwitimes.com...the IU School of Medicine, Indianapolis will support a biomedical researcher scientist, with expertise in pancreatic and other gastrointestinal cancers. ...

Leading Oncologist Dr. Robert Shepard Joins Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals As ...  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
PR Web (press release)...co-chair for numerous Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) clinical trials in myeloma as well as in breast cancer and gastrointestinal cancers. ...

IU to Establish Faculty Chair For Brand  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
Inside INdiana Business (press release)...the IU School of Medicine, Indianapolis will support a biomedical researcher scientist, with expertise in pancreatic and other gastrointestinal cancers. ...

Thursday's Pick!! Sign Up For The Hottest Newsletter!! WZE "Wizzard Media ...  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
TMC NetThe data for the 203 study has been submitted for consideration of presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology - The Gastrointestinal Cancers ...

COMUNICADO: Solicitud de autorización de marketing para S-1 validada por la ...  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Europa PressASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium 2009, Abstr. 8. (2) Ferlay J, Autier P, Boniol M, Heanue M, Colombet M, Boyle P. Estimates of the cancer incidence ...

La demande d'autorisation de mise sur le marché du S-1 est validée par l ...  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
SYS-CON Media (press release)ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium 2009, résumé 8. (2) Ferlay J, Autier P, Boniol M, Heanue M, Colombet M, Boyle P. Estimates of the cancer incidence ...

Marktzulassungsantrag für S-1 von der Europäischen Arzneimittelagentur genehmigt  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
SYS-CON Media (press release)ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium 2009, Abstr. 8. (2) Ferlay J, Autier P, Boniol M, Heanue M, Colombet M, Boyle P. Estimates of the cancer incidence ...

Physical Activity Intensity Linked to Cancer Mortality Risk In men ...  -  ‎Jul 29, 2009‎
Modern Medicine...activity is inversely and independently associated with the risk of premature death from cancer, mainly due to lung and gastrointestinal cancers in men.

Medical Edge: Test detects colorectal cancer without invasive ...  -  ‎Jul 20, 2009‎
Post-BulletinIn addition, researchers demonstrated that the DNA stool test could detect common gastrointestinal cancers above the colon -- including pancreatic, stomach,

Asbestos Cement Water Pipe Risks  -  ‎Jul 23, 2009‎
Mesothelioma WebIt forces cities and municipalities to replace pipes which could be causing, or contributing to, asbestos-related diseases like gastrointestinal cancers,

Risk Factors and Warning Signs of Pancreatic Cancer  -  ‎Jul 29, 2009‎
First Coast NewsNews Anchor Phil Amato spoke with Dr. George Kim, a specialist on gastrointestinal cancers with the Mayo Clinic. Co-Anchor Joy Purdy spoke with Susan Smith,

Intensive exercise may reduce risk of cancer  -  ‎Jul 29, 2009‎
Cancer Research UK - News & ResourcesDuring that time, 181 of the men died from cancer, with the most common forms being gastrointestinal cancers - which include oesophagus, stomach and bowel

Blood group type as a risk factor for pancreatic cancer  -  ‎Aug 5, 2009‎
PHG FoundationThis finding replicates work conducted in the 1950s and 1960s, which first reported the association between ABO blood type and gastrointestinal cancers

AVEO's Tivozanib Demonstrates Anti-Tumor Activity In Engineered ...  -  ‎Aug 3, 2009‎
Medical News Today (press release)...a Phase 1b trial in combination with the FOLFOX6 chemotherapy regimen in patients with advanced colorectal cancer and other gastrointestinal cancers;

Intense Exercise May Curb Cancer Deaths in Men  -  ‎Jul 31, 2009‎
Cancerpage.comThis was mainly due to decreased risks of lung and gastrointestinal cancers. Compared with men with physical activity of less than 3.7 METs,

The Emerging Trend That Starbucks Will Miss  -  ‎Jul 30, 2009‎
Motley FoolIt can be the root cause of many disorders, ranging from various autoimmune diseases and gastrointestinal cancers to depression and, recent case studies

Tea offers several benefits  -  ‎Jul 29, 2009‎
Rochester Democrat and ChronicleThese catechins also have been linked to slowing cancerous tumor growth and lowering the risk of developing gastrointestinal cancers.

Ganglionic Acetylcholine Receptor Autoantibody  -  ‎Jul 13, 2009‎
Archives of Neurology...(more patients had breast cancer than prostate, lung, and gastrointestinal cancers; each of the latter groups had about the same number of patients).

More on the insulin glargine–cancer link  -  ‎Jul 16, 2009‎
HemOncTodayLooking specifically at all malignancies, prostate cancer or gastrointestinal cancers did not show any association with insulin glargine use.

Italia, Cetuximab come trattamento di prima linea del tumore ...  -  ‎Jul 30, 2009‎
Tribuna EconomicaLa raccomandazione ha fatto seguito alla presentazione, all'inizio di quest'anno, all'American Society of Clinical Oncology Gastrointestinal Cancers

Sixth Annual Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Press Program ...  -  Dec 27, 2008
Medical News Today (press release),CA, and will feature more than 500 abstracts on a variety of gastrointestinal cancers including cancers of the esophagus, stomach, hepatobiliary,

Killer cancers: Pancreatic and lung cancers difficult to detect early  -  Dec 9, 2008
Daily Camera,Dr. Colin Weekes, a medical oncologist for the University of Colorado Hospital Anschutz Medical Campus, who specializes in gastrointestinal cancers,

Update on diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer  -  Dec 5, 2008
Rockingham News,Alcohol and tobacco in combination are linked to colorectal cancer and other gastrointestinal cancers. Exercise for at least 20 minutes three to four days

Cytotoxic therapies to feel sting of generics  -  Dec 7, 2008
PipelineReview.com (press release),Taxotere is approved for use in six cancer types: breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancers, endometrial cancer, non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC),

Op-Ed: Protect the planet, don't buy that sweater  -  Dec 13, 2008
Peoria Journal Star,In 2002, Italian and American researchers found that risks of nasal, bladder and gastrointestinal cancers among spinners, weavers and dyers were elevated 28

Circulating IGF-binding protein 7 (IGFBP7) levels are elevated in ...  -  18 Nov 2008
7thSpace Interactive (press release),Serum from hemodialysis patients and gastrointestinal cancers was also used to determine the IGFBP7 levels. Results: Using this new ELISA, we demonstrated

Rexahn Pharmaceuticals Strengthens Clinical Development Leadership ...  -  Nov 17, 2008
Business Wire (press release),Dr. Tempero is an internationally recognized pioneer and key opinion leader in novel therapeutics for gastrointestinal cancers, especially pancreatic cancer

Blood test for colon cancer on the horizon  -  Nov 1, 2008
Philippine Star,...colon cancer specific antigen-2 (CCSA-2), was discussed at the 2008 American Society of Clinical Oncology Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium,

Oregon cancer center gets $100 million gift from Phil Knight  -  Nov 10, 2008
Seattle Times,But for the past 18 months, OHSU has lost nationally prominent researchers in lung, breast or gastrointestinal cancers, three of the most prominent cancers.

Madison group hopes to raise profile of pancreatic cancer  -  Nov 10, 2008
Wisconsin State Journal,She specializes in gastrointestinal cancers including pancreatic cancer. Other hurdles: There is no routine screening test for pancreatic cancer,

In Knight's gift, OHSU sees a recruiting jackpot  -  Nov 3, 2008
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com,The departures have left the Cancer Institute without nationally prominent researchers in lung, breast, or gastrointestinal cancers, three of the most

What's the role of beta-catenin in colorectal cancers?  -  Nov 3, 2008
Science Centric,Beta-catenin, a central molecule of the Wnt-signalling pathway was previously known to involve in the tumourigenesis of various gastrointestinal cancers

A stronger immune system reduces risk of death from cancer for ...  -  Nov 3, 2008
Aidsmap,The 193 non-AIDS cancer cases included 62 lung cancers, 25 gastrointestinal cancers, 22 haematological cancers, 20 anal cancers, 18 urogenital cancers and

Screening for HCC in high-risk patients key to reducing mortality  -  Nov 8, 2008
Philippine Star,...and successful treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), at the 2008 American Society of Clinical Oncology Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium.

Cancer patients benefit from regular workouts  -  Nov 3, 2008
Baltimore Sun,...such as sunitinib (used to treat some kidney and gastrointestinal cancers) and the breast cancer drug trastuzumab, may cause heart damage.

Food soldiers are waging war against cancer  -  Oct 30, 2008
LubbockOnline.com,Recent data suggests that eating berries may inhibit gastrointestinal cancers; pterostilbene, a compound found in blueberries, cranberries and grapes,

Wesley goes cutting edge  -  Oct 27, 2008
The Wichita Eagle,...radiation surgery technology that it says will advance its ability to provide treatment for breast, prostate, lung and some gastrointestinal cancers.

GlobeImmune Signs CRADA With the National Institutes of Health to ...  -  Jul 9, 2008
FOXBusiness...including over 90% of gastrointestinal cancers (colorectal, pancreas), 70% of non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC) and 50% of breast cancers.

City Hall’s healthy lifestyle event draws attention to ...  -  Jun 25, 2008
Malaysia Star,...which was held on Saturday in Wangsa Maju, was warmly received by the nearby communities, who learnt that the incidence of gastrointestinal cancers is

Cancer and Bacteria  -  Jun 23, 2008
Cancer Monthly,...in favor of harmful bacteria can lead to IBD, an inflammatory condition that researchers have linked to a higher incidence of gastrointestinal cancers.

Micromet and MedImmune Commence Treatment in Phase 2 Trial of BiTE ...  -  Jun 12, 2008
RedOrbit,...antibody with potential applications in the treatment of solid tumors, is in a phase 1 clinical trial in patients with lung or gastrointestinal cancers.

KRAS Dx Market Emerges In US as ASCO Data Support Companion ...  -  Jul 2, 2008
Pharmacogenomics Reporter (subscription),According to its most recent recommendations for the use of tumor markers in gastrointestinal cancers, ASCO recommends carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA)

Erbitux - Enhanced Efficacy  -  Jul 1, 2008
PharmiWeb.com (press release),...presented by Merck Serono, a division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, at the 10th Meeting of the World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancers (WCGIC).

·First time data presented in Europe from two new analyses that ...  -  Jun 30, 2008
PharmaLive.com (press release),...presented by Merck Serono, a division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, at the 10th Meeting of the World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancers (WCGIC).

Cancer of the Esophagus and Stomach  -  Jun 14, 2008
RedOrbit,Fifth Annual Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, Orlando, FL; January 23, 2008. 134. Ferry DR, Anderson M, Beddard K, et al. A phase II study of gefitinib



Background information on Gastrointestinal Cancers [When available]

Gastrointestinal cancer refers to malignant conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, including the esophagus, stomach, liver, biliary system, pancreas, bowels, and anus.
  • gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST)
  • esophageal cancer
  • stomach cancer (also called gastric cancer)
  • liver cancer (also called hepatocellular carcinoma, HCC, and hepatoma)
  • gallbladder cancer
  • pancreatic cancer
  • colorectal cancer (also called colon cancer, bowel cancer, and rectal cancer)
  • anal cancer


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