The Advances in Gastrointestinal Cancer Resource Centre Introduction
The Advances in Gastrointestinal Cancer Resource Centre is dedicated to disseminating cutting edge data to practising healthcare professionals. Our aim is to provide clinically relevant information in order to enhance the caregivers' ability to provide optimal care for their gastrointestinal (GI) cancer patients. We will offer journal articles, patient case reports, interviews, and roundtable discussions with experts, with additional content aimed at expanding your expertise in the multidisciplinary field of GI cancer. This freely available resource, hosted by European Journal of Cancer and Clinical Colorectal Cancer, will function as a hub of information for healthcare professionals. 

Our initial focus for Advances in Gastrointestinal Cancer will centre on gastric cancer, with future expansion to all GI malignancies. New content will be posted monthly, and the Editors encourage you to visit the site regularly to stay abreast of recent scientific developments in GI cancers. Please subscribe to our eAlert to ensure you are informed of all new content as it is published on this platform.

Article of the month

A randomized clinical trial of neoadjuvant chemotherapy versus neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for cancer of the oesophagus or gastro-oesophageal junction

Klevebro F, Alexandersson von Döbeln G, Wang N, Johnsen G, Jacobsen AB, Friesland S, et al.
Ann Oncol 2016 Apr;27(4):660-7

Selected and commented by Prof. Florian Lordick:

In this randomized, controlled trial (referred to with the acronym NeoRes), which compared 3 cycles of cisplatin-5-fluorouracil neoadjuvant chemotherapy (nCT) with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) for oesophageal and gastro-esophageal junction carcinoma, the investigators have shown that nCRT significantly increases the proportion of complete histological response, increases the occurrence of ypN0 lymph-node status, and increases the R0 resection rate, but does so without a corresponding improvement in survival...

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Professor David Cunningham

Director of the Royal Marsden/Institute of Cancer Research NIHR Biomedical Research Centre and Director of Clinical Research

Professor Florian Lordick

University Hospital Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

Dr Ian Chau

Royal Marsden Hospital and Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, UK

Dr James J. Lee

Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology, UPMC Cancer Centre, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Dr Elizabeth Smyth

Royal Marsden Hospital and Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, UK

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