Investigating genetic variations within a primary tumor, the differences between the primary tumor and a metastatic branch of that tumor, and additional diversity found in tumor DNA in the bloodstream could help guide and improve treatment choices in patients with gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma (GEA), according to a recent study.

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Conferences

Journal of Clinical Pathways provides highlights from the annual Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco, California (January 19-21, 2017).

At the second annual Oncology Nurse Advisor Navigation Summit (April 7-9, 2016; Orlando, FL), Teresa Labovich, MSN, RN, OCN, Penrose Cancer Center (Colorado Springs, CO), described a method by which gastrointestinal (GI) oncology nurse navigators (ONN) can play a role in improving institutional efficiency and patient outcomes. 

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News

Investigating genetic variations within a primary tumor, the differences between the primary tumor and a metastatic branch of that tumor, and additional diversity found in tumor DNA in the bloodstream could help guide and improve treatment choices in patients with gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma (GEA), according to a recent study.

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Researchers compared the effects of proton beam therapy plus chemotherapy vs traditional radiation therapy plus chemotherapy in older patients undergoing surgery for esophageal cancer.

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A recent study compared the effects of multiple adjuvant chemoradiotherapy regimens on overall survival (OS) in patients with gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (online October 4, 2017; doi:10.1200/JCO.2017.74.2130).

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A recent study reports that the cross-sectional location of gastric cancer is associated with long-term survival outcomes of patients as tumor invasion deepens, published in Annals of Surgical Oncology (online October 4, 2017; doi:10.1245/s10434-017-6101-2).

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Research in Review

A higher dose treatment for a type of metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma showed equivalent efficacy and safety, according to research published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (published online June 2017; doi:10.1200/JCO.2016.71.6852).

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A recent study showed that over 65% of cases of a certain tumor type were over-diagnosed or inaccurately risk-stratified, published in PLOS One (June 7, 2017;12[6]:e0179216).

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Few patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma of the bladder are surviving as long in the real-world as those in clinical trials, according to new research.

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Administering capecitabine after surgery extends survival by a median of 17 months compared with surgery alone for patients with biliary tract cancer, according to research that will be presented at the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting (June 2-6, 2017; Chicago, IL).

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Resources

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network recently released treatment guideline updates for esophageal and esophagogastric junction cancers, involving a systemic therapy in the second-line setting.
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