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Tag Archives: Tumor
What is Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma?
Researchers have found that intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas (ICCs) are really 2 different groups of tumors, based on molecular and genetic analyses, reported in the April issue of Gastroenterology. These findings identify class-specific mechanisms of oncogenesis that could lead to new treatment approaches … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, Liver/Biliary Tagged cancer-causing, cholangiocarcinoma, deletions, difference, Genetics, genomics, ICC, Liver Cancer, mechanisms, mutations, oncogenes, Oncogenesis, pathogenesis, Tumor 2 Comments
What are the Risks for Relatives of Patients With Colorectal Cancer?
Close relatives of people with colorectal cancer (CRC) have a significant increase in prevalence of advanced neoplasms and should be screened for cancer, according to the March issue of Gastroenterology. Relatives of patients with CRC have been shown to be … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, GI Tract Tagged Adenoma, cancer family, Colon Cancer, colonoscopy screening, Colorectal Cancer, CRC, familial, Genetics, inherited, polyp, Prevention, risk factor, Tumor 1 Comment
Why Do People Still Develop Colorectal Cancer After Colonoscopy?
Some people who receive screening colonoscopies are still at risk for colorectal cancer (CRC) because neoplastic polyps found are not completely removed, according to the January issue of Gastroenterology. While the quality of colonoscopy examinations has focused on polyp detection, … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, GI Tract, Technology Tagged adenoma removal, cancer prevention, Colon Cancer, detection, incomplete resection, polyp, rate, Screening, Surgery, technique, Tumor 1 Comment
What Can We Learn from a Pig Model of FAP?
A pig model of intestinal adenoma development, described in the November issue of Gastroenterology, will improve our understanding of colorectal cancer development and could be used to evaluate new therapeutics. Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is an inherited disease; patients develop … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, GI Tract, Technology Tagged Animal Model, Colon Cancer, CRC, intestinal cancer, mechanism, mouse model, pathogenesis, preclinical, treatment, Tumor 3 Comments
What are the Barriers to CRC Screening?
Waiving copayments for colonoscopy examinations to detect colorectal cancer (CRC) increases the number of patients that undergo screening, according to a study published in the July issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Colonoscopy is a recommended, cost-effective method of CRC … Continue reading
Abdominal CT Radiation Risk
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other gastrointestinal disorders can be exposed to high levels of radiation—mostly from abdominal computed tomography (CT) scans—reports the March issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Access to high-quality facilities and technologic advances have … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, GI Tract, Technology Tagged cancer risk, Crohn's Disease, exposure, intestine, nuclear, radiation, radiologist, radiology, Tumor, Ulcerative Colitis 1 Comment
Can Imaging Identify the Most Dangerous Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms?
Endoscopic ultrasound can be used to identify cystic neoplasms of the pancreas that are most likely to become malignant, according to the February issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Mucus-producing cystic neoplasms of the pancreas, including intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, GI Tract, Technology Tagged cysts, diagnostics, neoplasm, Pancreatic cancer, prognosis, radiology, risk factors, Screening, test, Tumor Leave a comment
Does Celiac Disease Increase the Risk of GI Cancer?
People with celiac disease do not have an increased risk of developing gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, according to a large population-based study from Peter Elfström et al. in the January issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Celiac disease has been associated … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, GI Tract Tagged cancer risk, celiac, diet, Epidemiology, gluten, intestinal inflammation, Screening, Tumor 2 Comments
Dangerous Diabetes Drugs?
The drugs sitagliptin and exenatide, used to treat patients with type 2 diabetes, increase risk for pancreatitis and cancer, according to a study from Michael Elashoff and colleagues published in the July issue of Gastroenterology. The authors examined the United … Continue reading
Posted in Pancreas, Technology Tagged Pancreas, side-effect, Toxicity, Tumor 2 Comments