5 Top 2013 Advances in Gastrointestinal Cancer

Here are five leading advances in the study and treatment of gastrointestinal cancer in 2013, according to Medscape’s Top Clinical Cancer Advances: ASCO 2013 Report.

    1.    S-1 chemotherapy improves survival rate in pancreatic cancer patients.
    2.    Nab-paclitaxel earned approval for use in pancreatic cancer treatment.
    3.    Colorectal cancer with NRAS mutations is unlikely to benefit from panitumumab.
    4.    Capecitabine and bevacizumab are standar maintenance therapy in colorectal cancer.
    5.    Octreotide LA prolongs survival in midgut neuroendocrine tumors.

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