Focus on Gastrointestinal Cancer
Below are all the Focus articles related specifically to gastrointestinal cancers. All Focus articles are also available.
February 17, 2014
Cancer patients in rural regions often travel long distances for cancer care. Because of this some—especially those needing daily radiation treatments—go without treatment. We’re making it easier for patients to get high-tech cancer care close to home.
October 28, 2013
May 06, 2013
Location, location, location. That's the primary reason pancreatic cancer is so difficult to treat. Nestled beneath the liver, next door to the gallbladder, kidneys, and spleen, with easy access to the blood stream and lymph system--in most cases, pancreatic cancer spreads to its neighbors before it is even detected. Tackling this ticking time bomb takes a team of doctors.
March 25, 2013
March 04, 2013
February 11, 2013
Two Cancer Center researchers at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth have helped to identify switches that can turn on or off genes associated with colorectal cancer.
May 17, 2012
Colorectal cancer is deadly—it is, in fact, the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States, after lung cancer. But it is also one of only a few cancers that can be prevented through the use of screening tests. Literally, screening tests can save lives.
February 27, 2012
February 06, 2012
April 26, 2011
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer deaths, but it's also one of the few cancers that can be prevented.
April 25, 2011
April 20, 2011
April 15, 2011
The New Hampshire Colorectal Cancer Screening Program aims to increase CRC screening to 80% of the state's residents age 50 and older by 2014.
October 25, 2010
Gastroenterologist Timothy Gardner, MD, wants to speed the treatment timeline for people newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
January 15, 2009
As both a physician and a scientist, Murray Korc, MD, strives to bring new treatments from the lab bench to the hospital bed.
January 10, 2009