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2014-06-01 08:20:22

Large International Cohort of 17 GI Cancer Types Confirms the Unique Clinical Utility of Caris Molecular Intelligence(TM) CHICAGO, June 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caris Life Sciences, a leading biosciences company focused on fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, announced today the presentation of clinical data at the 50th Annual Meeting of ASCO in which molecular profiling identified numerous potential drug options in patients with various types of gastrointestinal (GI) cancer. Among...

2014-05-31 08:21:15

New DecisionDx-EC multi-analyte test data presented at ASCO 2014 CHICAGO, May 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Castle Biosciences Inc. today announced study results from its proprietary multi-analyte test DecisionDx-EC, which is designed to determine which patients with esophageal cancer are likely to respond or not respond to standard pre-surgical chemoradiation therapy. The results were reviewed in a poster presentation at the 50(th) Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical...

2014-05-23 08:24:33

Hundreds of patients and families gain in-depth gastric cancer insights from top oncology and health care experts FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A panel of oncologists and health care experts from leading institutions across the U.S. joined Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF) in hosting its 4(th) annual Stomach Cancer Education Symposium. The Symposium, supported by Lilly Oncology, convened at 9:00 AM on April 26, 2014. Patients, families, caregivers,...

2014-05-17 23:00:18

"We, at Lynch Syndrome International, share the world’s grief, vowing to uphold his legacy of living each moment of life, coupled with a positive attitude and leaving something behind to make the world a better place than the one he entered." Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) May 17, 2014 Nineteen year old Stephen Sutton, of the UK, passed away on May 14th, 2014, after battling the metastases of colorectal cancer he incurred approximately four years ago, at the age of fifteen. Sutton...

2014-05-15 08:33:14

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF) hosted its fifth annual "Dream Makers Gala" on Saturday, April 26(th) at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. With more than 515 people in attendance, the event raised over $300,000 to fund research and benefit stomach cancer patients around the world. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140514/87616 Photo -...

2014-05-14 16:29:17

DecisionDx-Melanoma identifies patients with negative sentinel lymph node biopsies who are at high risk of metastasis FRIENDSWOOD, Texas, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Castle Biosciences Inc. announced today that abstracts reporting additional clinical validation data for two of its molecular tests -- one focused on melanoma and the other on esophageal adenocarcinoma -- will be presented at the 50(th) Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, May 30-June 3,...

2014-05-13 23:08:53

Shahah Mehdizadeh, MD, a La Peer Health Systems Gastroenterologist discusses the sharp drop in colon cancer rates over the last decade that are likely due to the increase in colonoscopy procedures. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 According to a new report written by the American Cancer Society, those over the age of 50 have experienced a 30% drop in colon cancer rates over the last decade. This drastic shift, explains Shaha Mehdizadeh, MD, a board-certified gastroenterologist at...

2014-05-09 12:26:33

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) focused a spotlight on individuals and families who display great courage as they live with rare diseases at its Portraits of Courage Celebration last night. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140509/86217 During the program, Brooke and Brielle Kennedy of Michigan, ages 5 and 6, who have a rare disease known as spinal muscular atrophy, put a medal around the neck of Representative Fred...

2014-05-08 23:09:14

La Peer Health Systems’ gastroenterologist Mark Davidson, MD, explains why patients shouldn’t wait to get their first colonoscopy. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 In a new article, the experts at the Colonoscopy Center of Excellence, a division of La Peer Health Systems, explain the importance of scheduling a colonoscopy sooner rather than later. Mark Davison, MD, a board-certified gastroenterologist at La Peer Health Systems recently took a moment to describe the importance of...

2014-05-06 08:34:50

Enables physicians to pursue more effective treatment plans for patients who are chemoradiation resistant CHICAGO, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Castle Biosciences Inc. announced that data from two clinical validation studies of its DecisionDx-EC multi-biomarker test were reviewed in an oral presentation at the Digestive Disease Week (DDW) Annual Meeting. The data show that the test accurately predicts response to pre-surgical chemoradiation therapy (CTRT) in patients with esophageal...


Latest Gastrointestinal cancer Reference Libraries

Gastroscopy
2013-03-04 10:13:56

The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.