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Gastrointestinal cancers – still many questions to be resolved

Gastrointestinal cancers – still many questions to be resolved editorial memo (2011) Vol. 4: 61 DOI 10.1007/s12254-011-0269-0 Printed in Austria © Springer-Verlag 2011 Gastrointestinal cancers – still many questions to be resolved E. Wöll Ewald Wöll St. Vinzenz Hospital Zams, Zams, Austria Received 8 April 2011; accepted 19 April 2011 Treatment of gastrointestinal neoplasias has changed sub- inoperable gastric cancer HER 2 positivity serves as a predic- stantially during the last decade. Nihilism and poor response tive marker for trastuzumab in combination with chemother- rates have been replaced by aggressive treatment strategies apy. In hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocellular and even curative approaches in metastatic colorectal cancer carcinoma treatment in inoperable disease could be improved for example. A major achievement is the multidisciplinary substantially. treatment – lead by tumour boards – enabling optimal treat- Optimal treatment however includes aggressive side ef- ment sequences and utilization of diff erent treatment mo- fect management. Th erefore one review addresses special as- dalities. Increase in response rates and prolongation of pects of side eff ect management in gastrointestinal cancers survival is also achieved by the use of novel cytostatic drugs [10]. and implementation of so called “targeted therapies” . I am very grateful to all authors for their excellent re- In spite http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png memo - Magazine of European Medical Oncology Springer Journals

Gastrointestinal cancers – still many questions to be resolved

Gastrointestinal cancers – still many questions to be resolved

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editorial memo (2011) Vol. 4: 61 DOI 10.1007/s12254-011-0269-0 Printed in Austria © Springer-Verlag 2011 Gastrointestinal cancers – still many questions to be resolved E. Wöll Ewald Wöll St. Vinzenz Hospital Zams, Zams, Austria Received 8 April 2011; accepted 19 April 2011 Treatment of gastrointestinal neoplasias has changed sub- inoperable gastric cancer HER 2 positivity serves as a predic- stantially during the last decade. Nihilism and poor response tive marker for...
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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2011 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Medicine/Public Health, general; Oncology
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1865-5041
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1865-5076
DOI
10.1007/s12254-011-0269-0
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Abstract

editorial memo (2011) Vol. 4: 61 DOI 10.1007/s12254-011-0269-0 Printed in Austria © Springer-Verlag 2011 Gastrointestinal cancers – still many questions to be resolved E. Wöll Ewald Wöll St. Vinzenz Hospital Zams, Zams, Austria Received 8 April 2011; accepted 19 April 2011 Treatment of gastrointestinal neoplasias has changed sub- inoperable gastric cancer HER 2 positivity serves as a predic- stantially during the last decade. Nihilism and poor response tive marker for trastuzumab in combination with chemother- rates have been replaced by aggressive treatment strategies apy. In hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocellular and even curative approaches in metastatic colorectal cancer carcinoma treatment in inoperable disease could be improved for example. A major achievement is the multidisciplinary substantially. treatment – lead by tumour boards – enabling optimal treat- Optimal treatment however includes aggressive side ef- ment sequences and utilization of diff erent treatment mo- fect management. Th erefore one review addresses special as- dalities. Increase in response rates and prolongation of pects of side eff ect management in gastrointestinal cancers survival is also achieved by the use of novel cytostatic drugs [10]. and implementation of so called “targeted therapies” . I am very grateful to all authors for their excellent re- In spite

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memo - Magazine of European Medical OncologySpringer Journals

Published: Jun 30, 2011

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