Research Round Up Podcast: Gastrointestinal Cancers

Dr. Meyerhardt
August 11, 2015

Jeffrey Meyehardt, MD, from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute discusses research on gastrointestinal cancers from the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting. share on twitter There is a lot of great information in this podcast, so use the guide below to help you find the information most relevant to you.

Research on Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

  • Use of localized treatments in addition to chemotherapy for cancers that can’t be removed using surgery [1:45]

  • Research on using vitamin D and aspirin along with more traditional treatment [6:37]

  • Drugs affecting pathways to block the HER2 protein [11:02]

  • Immunotherapy with PD1 & PDL1 inhibitors [11:27]

Research on Other Gastrointestinal Cancers

  • Immunotherapy for gastric, or stomach, cancer that has spread [17:19]

  • Strategies to treat carcinoid neuroendocrine tumor [19:38]

  • Treatment for pancreatic cancer that cannot be removed using surgery [23:45]

As always, be sure to speak with your doctor about how this research affects your care and treatment.

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