2019 Symposium to Highlight Notable Research Advances in Gastrointestinal Cancers

For immediate release
January 17, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Five noteworthy studies exploring new approaches in the treatment and management of liver, esophageal, colorectal, and colon cancers will be presented at the 2019 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, taking place January 17-19, 2019 at the Moscone West Building in San Francisco, California.

Experts in gastrointestinal cancers are available to comment on the studies below.

 Abstract 5: Safety and efficacy of durvalumab following trimodality therapy for locally advanced esophageal and GEJ adenocarcinoma: Early efficacy results from Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium study.

Rapid Abstract Session A
Thursday, January 17, 2019: 1:00-1:10 p.m. PT
The Moscone West Building, Level 2, Ballroom

Hirva Mamdani, MD
Indiana University 
Bloomington, Indiana


Abstract 350: Early stage hepatocellular carcinoma treated with stereotactic body radiation therapy: A pooled analysis from two North American institutions.

Poster Session B
Friday, January 18, 2019: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PT
Friday, January 18, 2019, 5:30-6:30 p.m. PT
The Moscone West Building, Level 1, West Hall

Ashwathy Susan Mathew, DNB, MBBS, MD
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Department of Radiation Oncology
Ontario, Canada


Abstract 480: A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled multicenter phase II trial of adjuvant immunotherapy with tecemotide (L-BLP25) after R0/R1 hepatic colorectal cancer metastasectomy (LICC): Final results.

Oral Abstract Session C
Saturday, January 19, 2019: 10:45-10:55 p.m. PT
The Moscone West Building, Level 2, Ballroom

Carl Christoph Schimanski, MD, PhD
Klinikum Darmstadt GmbH and Universitätsmedizin
der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany


Abstract 482: Adjuvant HIPEC in patients with colon cancer at high risk of peritoneal metastases: Primary outcome of the COLOPEC multicenter randomized trial.

Oral Abstract Session C
Saturday, January 19, 2019: 11:20-11:30 a.m. PT
The Moscone West Building, Level 2, Ballroom

Charlotte Klaver, MD, BA
University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands


Abstract 484: A randomized phase III trial of S-1/oxaliplatin (SOX) versus UFT/leucovorin as adjuvant chemotherapy for high-risk stage III colon cancer: The ACTS-CC 02 trial.

Rapid Abstract Session C
Saturday, January 19, 2019: 7:00-7:10 a.m. PT
The Moscone West Building, Level 2, Ballroom

Takao Takahashi, MD, PhD
Department of Surgical Oncology,
Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine
Seki, Japan


2019 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium News Planning Team
A. William Blackstock, MD, FASCO, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO); Laura Dawson, MD, FRCPC, FASTRO, American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO); Yanghee Woo, MD, FACS, Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO).



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