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Sorafenib Plus TACE Improves Outcomes in HCCSorafenib Plus TACE Improves Outcomes in HCC

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:17:31 EST

Adding sorafenib to transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) for patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) significantly improved several outcomes.
Medscape Medical News



Combating Frailty's Fatal Impact in Liver DiseaseCombating Frailty's Fatal Impact in Liver Disease

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:05:16 EST

Dr Rowen Zetterman on the various ways in which frailty imperils outcomes in liver disease, and the most useful strategies for addressing them.
Medscape Gastroenterology



Question Over Ramucirumab in First-Line Gastric Cancer Question Over Ramucirumab in First-Line Gastric Cancer

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:32:59 EST

In combination with chemotherapy, ramucirumab improved progression-free survival but not overall survival or response rate in advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction cancers.
Medscape Medical News



CancerSEEK: Blood Test That Detects Eight Common CancersCancerSEEK: Blood Test That Detects Eight Common Cancers

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:00:35 EST

This blood test combines an analysis of DNA and levels of cancer protein biomarkers and can detect eight different cancers. But it is not ready yet for clinical use.
Medscape Medical News



Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium (GICS) 2018Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium (GICS) 2018

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:01:40 EST

Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from GICS 2018.
Medscape Oncology



Treating Chronic Hepatitis C Infection in Primary CareTreating Chronic Hepatitis C Infection in Primary Care

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:10:10 EST

New treatment guidelines aim to support primary care clinicians in the treatment of hepatitis C infection.
Medscape HIV/AIDS



Bariatric Surgery for Obesity Reduces Some Risks, Raises Others Bariatric Surgery for Obesity Reduces Some Risks, Raises Others

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:23:01 EST

Two studies demonstrate long-term benefits in minimizing risks of diabetes, hypertension, and other obesity comorbidities, but effects may wane and complication risks remain.
Medscape Medical News