School of Gastrointestinal Oncology | Conference

Dr. Grothey on the Differences Between Available ctDNA Assays in CRC

March 29th 2021

Axel Grothey, MD, discusses the differences between available assays evaluating circulating tumor DNA in colorectal cancer.

Racial Disparities Persist in GI Cancers and Beyond

March 24th 2021

Racial disparities affecting all aspects of patient care are a major issue across cancer types, including for patients with gastrointestinal cancers.

Messersmith Makes Sense of the Novel Approaches on the Rise in GI Malignancies

March 23rd 2021

The pipeline of new agents in gastrointestinal cancers is robust, with the emergence of several antibody-drug conjugates, KRAS G12C inhibitors, and novel TKI/immune checkpoint inhibitor combinations.

Dr. Choti on Challenging Treatment Decisions in NETs

March 23rd 2021

Michael A. Choti, MD, discusses challenging treatment decisions in patients with neuroendocrine tumors.

ctDNA Possesses the Potential to Revolutionize Care in CRC and Beyond

March 23rd 2021

Circulating tumor DNA is working to transform care in colorectal cancer and beyond and positivity is actionable at this time.

The Future of Biliary Tract Treatment Lies in Molecular Profiling

March 22nd 2021

Although the genetic makeup of biliary tract cancer is rich, only recently has the field been able to show the benefit of treating patients with effective targeted agents, such as pemigatinib and ivosidenib in the advanced setting.

Debate Continues on Optimal Neoadjuvant Regimen in Resectable Pancreatic Cancer

April 2nd 2020

Michael A. Choti, MD, MBA, FACS, discusses the role of radiation therapy in neoadjuvant therapy for resectable pancreatic cancer, the many benefits of neoadjuvant therapy over up-front surgery, and minimally invasive surgical procedures that are coming to the forefront in this disease.

Novel Approaches to Build on Checkpoint Inhibition in GI Cancers

April 1st 2020

Despite some success stories, most gastrointestinal cancers do not respond to single-agent, or even double-agent, immune checkpoint inhibition, Neeha Zaidi, MD, said in a presentation during the 5th Annual School of Gastrointestinal Oncology™ (SOGO®) conference.

Targeted Agents Show Promise in Cholangiocarcinoma

March 31st 2020

Cholangiocarcinoma is both rare and aggressive, and the current systemic standard of care, gemcitabine plus cisplatin, produces only modest results.

Management, Etiology of Younger Patients With CRC Require Deeper Understanding

March 31st 2020

The etiology and overall management of patients with early-onset colorectal cancer needs to be better understood and personalized, respectively, explained Andrea Cercek, MD, in a presentation during the 5th Annual School of Gastrointestinal Oncology™.