Bell-ringing ceremonies to mark the end of a cancer treatment are now widespread at cancer clinics around the US. For metastatic cancer patients, who cannot "beat" cancer, the sound of the bell can trigger anger, resentment, resignation, or depression.
When Meeghan DeCagna was diagnosed with a rare GI cancer, called a GIST, and targeted therapy was unsuccessful, her only option was surgery to remove a six pound tumor. She found Director of Surgical Oncology at MedStar Georgetown, Waddah Al-Refaie, MD to lead her complicated operation.
Keith Unger, MD, is a Board-certified radiation oncologist, who specializes in the use of proton therapy and other radiation treatments for gastrointestinal cancers at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
During an OncLive Peer Exchange® program on individualizing treatment and improving outcomes for patients with CRC, a panel of experts shared their insights on early-onset CRC, which has been observed to occur as early as adolescence.
In this OncLive® Peer Exchange®, an amazing panel of experts in the field of gastrointestinal oncology provide you with a perspective on recent pancreatic cancer advances and what they mean to the care of your patients for weeks ahead.