Monday June 4 Press Briefing: ASCO Press Releases with links to abstracts

 

Taking Acid-Reducing Medicine With Aspirin Reduces Risk of Esophageal Cancer in High-Risk Individuals

 “The risk of esophageal cancer weighs on patients with Barrett’s esophagus. This low-cost, over-the-counter regimen seems to be a win-win, delaying or preventing cancers and with little to no side effects. It’s an approach that people with Barrett’s should consider and discuss with their doctors,” said ASCO Expert Andrew Epstein, MD. 

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Pre-operative Chemotherapy With Radiation May Help People With Pancreatic Cancer Live Longer

The Summary includes updated data, not in the abstract

 “This study is an example of how treatments can be refined in an attempt to work better for patients. It’s also a step in the right direction for people with pancreatic cancer, a disease that has proved extremely difficult to cure,” said ASCO Expert Andrew Epstein, MD. 

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Heated Abdominal Chemotherapy Not Beneficial in Patients With Advanced Colorectal Cancer

 “This study is an example where less is more. It suggests we can spare many people with colorectal cancer from unnecessary chemotherapy that often comes with harsh side effects,” said ASCO Expert Andrew Epstein, MD.  

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Chemotherapy Regimen Extends Life by Nearly Twenty Months for People With Pancreatic Cancer

 ”Pancreatic cancer is notoriously aggressive and typically has a poor prognosis, so it is a major win to find that a new treatment regimen significantly improves survival for patients with this disease,” said ASCO Expert Andrew Epstein, MD. 

 

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