GI Onc Friday: Novel Treatment Modality for Liver Tumors, Effective Therapy Combo for Pancreatic Cancer, and More

By Rob Dillard - Last Updated: September 29, 2023

Welcome to gastrointestinal oncology Friday, where we highlight notable pieces of content featured on GI Oncology Now. This week, we shed light on important data relevant to liver, colorectal, and pancreatic cancer.

An Innovative Modality for Treating Liver Cancer

Histotripsy, an emerging, noninvasive technology for performing tumor removal, offers several advantages for treating liver tumors, including real-time ultrasound feedback.

Assessing a First-line Treatment for Metastatic CRC

A study of real-world data assessed whether the addition of an anti-VEGF agent to the first-line treatment regimen of leucovorin calcium folinic acid, fluorouracil, and oxaliplatin impacted outcomes in patients with metastatic colorectal carcinoma.

Evaluating Tumor Heterogeneity in GEP-NETs

GEP-NETs are usually slow-growing tumors; however, some patients experience rapid progression, and all advanced diseases become treatment resistant. Researchers evaluated how grade progression and intertumoral or intratumoral heterogeneity may be related to these features of patients with GEP-NETs.

An Effective Treatment Combination for Pancreatic Cancer?

Nimotuzumab plus gemcitabine demonstrated a favorable safety profile and significantly improved survival in patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer.

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