News tagged with gastrointestinal cancers

Jobs said little about pancreatic cancer struggle

(AP) -- Steve Jobs managed to live more than seven years with a rare form of pancreatic cancer that grows more slowly than the common kind. But his need for a liver transplant two years ago was a bad sign ...

dateOct 06, 2011 in Business
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ASGE issues guideline on ethnic issues in endoscopy

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has issued guidelines addressing ethnicity, gastrointestinal diseases and endoscopic procedures. The guideline suggests that colorectal cancer screening should begin ...

dateJun 03, 2010 in Other
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Studies examine Third Eye Retroscope during colonoscopy

Two new studies show an increase in polyp detection rates using the Third Eye Retroscope (TER), a retrograde viewing device, during colonoscopy. The first study found that TER added to standard colonoscopy detected 13.2 percent ...

dateMar 18, 2010 in Cancer
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Drug shows promise as new treatment for gut tumor

A drug that is already an approved therapy for some cancers also might be an effective secondary treatment for a rare tumor of the gastrointestinal tract, according to a team led by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh ...

dateJan 11, 2010 in Cancer
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