Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) with yttrium-90 resin microspheres does not improve overall survival (OS) vs sorafenib in patients with locally advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), although it significantly improves tumour response and reduces adverse events (AEs), the phase III SARAH study has shown.
In patients with liver-only or liver-dominant metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) with right-sided primary tumours, addition of selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) to first-line mFOLFOX6 chemotherapy significantly improves overall survival (OS), according to results of a study presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 19th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer (WCGC 2017) held in Barcelona, Spain.
Liquid biopsy at disease progression effectively identifies novel and heterogeneous mechanisms of acquired resistance to targeted therapies in patients with a range of gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, which may help guide subsequent therapy.
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Chronic pancreatitis patients taking antioxidants (AO) supplementation show a sustained increase in blood levels of AO, but no additional benefit is seen on endocrine and exocrine functions, markers of fibrosis, oxidative stress (OS) and inflammation, nutritional status, pain, and quality of life (QOL) when compared with those on placebo, according to a study.
Pneumonia is a common infection– affecting around 3,200 people inSingapore in 2016 – making it the thirdmost common cause of hospitalisation inthe country. Its common complications,especially with delayed or inappropriatetreatment, include bacteraemia andseptic shock, lung abscesses, pleuraleffusions, empyema, pleurisy, respiratoryfailure and renal failure.