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New Guideline on Diagnosis, Treatment of Rare GI Syndromes

The US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer provides 14 recommendations for the genetic evaluation, surveillance, and treatment of gastrointestinal hamartomatous polyposis syndromes. Medscape Medical News

Frailty Much More Likely in Older Black Patients With GI Cancer

Compared with older White patients, Black patients with gastrointestinal cancer are about two times more likely to be frail and to report impairments performing daily activities. Medscape Medical News

'Significant' Racial Disparities in Care Quality for GI Cancers

A new analysis found that "Black patients are less likely than White patients to receive standard of care" when undergoing surgery to treat gastrointestinal tract cancer. Medscape Medical News

Pediatric IBD Increases Cancer Risk Later in Life

Children with inflammatory bowel disease are at greater risk for gastrointestinal cancers in particular, a new study finds. Medscape Medical News

Weight-Related GI Cancer Risks Partly Sex-Dependent

Obesity was associated with an increased risk of colon cancer in men and women, but this association varied for other gastrointestinal cancers. Medscape Medical News

Postendoscopy Upper GI Cancers Common, Diagnosis Often Delayed

Patients who develop upper gastrointestinal cancers within 3 years of esophagogastroduodenoscopy are less likely to present with 'alarm' symptoms than patients whose upper GI cancers are detected at endoscopy, according to new research. Reuters Health Information

Surveillance After ESD for Dysplasia and Early-Stage GI Cancer

Proposed surveillance intervals and strategies are necessary following endoscopic submucosal dissection of dysplasia and early gastrointestinal cancer considered pathologically curative. Medscape Medical News

New Trials in GI Cancers (Non-CRC): Could Your Patient Benefit?

Late-phase clinical trials that are currently recruiting patients with noncolorectal gastrointestinal (GI) cancers could be of benefit to your patients. Medscape Medical News

Liver, Gastric Cancer Disparities Consistent Across Race

A recent analysis of US data clearly highlights the need to step up efforts to help level disparities in gastrointestinal cancer. Medscape Medical News

AI System Beats Endoscopists for Detecting Neoplasia in Barrett’s

The deep-learning system is designed to reduce the rate of failed detection of high-grade dysplasia and early adenocarcinoma in patients undergoing surveillance by gastrointestinal endoscopists. Medscape Medical News

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