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Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Daily News Archive

The Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Daily News is the official news source for the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, providing expert perspectives on controversial topics and session highlights. Articles include physician-authored “Expert Editorials” on current clinical issues in oncology, interviews with Meeting attendees, and recaps of key sessions and presentations. Content is current as of the Meeting date and may not reflect the most recent data.


January 11, 2018

Dr. Daphna Y. Spiegel et al review the role of adjuvant therapy and the current treatment landscape for rectal cancer.

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January 11, 2018

ASCO University Essentials is a one-stop source for all of ASCO University’s content in the form of a yearly subscription. Rather than purchasing individual courses, ASCO members and nonmembers can pay a single fee to access the entire ASCO University eLearning catalog.

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January 11, 2018

Researchers sought to find whether perioperative hepatic arterial infusion (HAI) pump chemotherapy is positively associated with overall survival in patients who had a complete resection of colorectal liver metastases

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January 11, 2018

The growing incidence of early-onset colorectal cancer is the topic of several presentations to be presented during the General Session, “Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer” on January 20.

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January 11, 2018

Dr. Vivian E. Strong and Dr. Ryan C. Fields discuss standards of care for varying stages of gastric cancer.

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January 11, 2018

The joint position statement from AACR, ACS, ASCO, and NCI represents a unified strategy to foster cooperation across the cancer research community to ensure that all patients benefit from cancer research.

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January 11, 2018

Dr. Benjamin L. Solomon and Dr. Ignacio Garrido-Laguna discuss treatment strategies for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.

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January 11, 2018

Dr. Jason Paik discusses why it is important to attend the Symposium as an early-career oncologist and shares his advice for making the most out of Symposium attendance.

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January 11, 2018

ASCO now awards American Board of Internal Medicine MOC points to members of ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative and QOPI Certification Program.

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January 11, 2018

ASCO's TAPUR Study continues to expand and now has more than 450 participants enrolled on study drug, new partnerships, and a revised protocol to lower the age of eligibility, and will soon have more than 100 sites.

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January 11, 2018

Afsaneh Barzi, MD, and Vincent Chung, MD, FACP, answer a question posed by an attendee during a Best of ASCO® Meeting about the role of lenvatinib in the landscape of hepatocellular carcinoma treatment.

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January 11, 2018

Metastatic colorectal cancer remains the second most common cause of cancer death in the United States, and therapeutic options are limited.

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January 11, 2018

Dr. Thomas J. George Jr. discusses why he continues to attend the Symposium and what he’s seen change over the years.

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January 11, 2018

ASCO University, in partnership with the Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology, the Advanced Practitioner Society for Hematology and Oncology, and the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association introduced a series of new certificate programs specifically tailored to APs.

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January 11, 2018

Women in oncology aren’t ascending the leadership ladder at rates anywhere close to their male counterparts—and ASCO wants to fix that.

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January 11, 2018

Dr. Jalil Ali and Dr. Layth Mula-Hussain are two of the oncologists determined to revive cancer care progress in Iraq.

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January 11, 2018

Pancreatic cystic neoplasms are categorized using the World Health Organization histologic classification and there are four major subtypes, which have varying malignant potential: serous, mucinous, intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm, and solid pseudopapillary epithelial neoplasms.

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January 11, 2018

Dr. Reham Abdel-Wahab discusses whether we should be testing all tumors for microsatellite instability score or DNA mismatch repair gene status.

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January 11, 2018

A new guideline from ASCO outlines best practices for cancer clinicians when communicating with patients and their loved ones.

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January 11, 2018

The European Society for Medical Oncology 2017 World Congress featured an array of new research and important discussions of clinical practice considerations for gastrointestinal malignancies.

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