Colorectal Cancer Clinical Roundup

News Articles

(MedPage Today) July 12, 2020 - Rectal cancer patients who successfully completed their neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy regimen saw improved disease-free survival (DFS), a post-hoc analysis of a large phase III trial found.
(MedPage Today) July 8, 2020 - Compared with historical controls, use of image-guidance during surgery led to improved rates of complete resection in locally advanced rectal cancer patients with recurrent disease, a single-center Dutch study found.
(BIDMC) July 7, 2020 - In a new study published in the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, a team of investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) examined the effects of delaying surgery for gastrointestinal cancers.
(Medscape Medical News) July 7, 2020 - Although NTRK fusion genes are rare in gastrointestinal cancers, they should be looked for, inasmuch as responses to the TRK inhibitor entrectinib are robust and durable, say experts.
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Podcasts

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Robert Figlin, MD, Steven Spielberg Family Chair in Hematology-Oncology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Jeffrey A. Meyerhardt, Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Active Medical Staff, Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discuss the progress in CRC presented at ASCO20

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June 2020
A panel of three gastrointestinal experts from the City of Hope, the Mayo Clinic, and Duke University Medical Center, led by Charles H. Weaver, MD, shared their perspectives on a key take-away emerging from several high-profile studies at ASCO 2020: less is more when it comes to chemotherapy management in treating colorectal cancer. The panel discussed highlighted data from the virtual scientific program spanning precision medicine, immuno-oncology, and the management of adjuvant colorectal cancer.