Topic: Update from the GI Cancers Symposium

I'm about halfway through a long day on pancreatic, liver, and cholangiocarinomas.  Needless to say, I'm on information overload.  However, I have lots of information to share when I get home.  I think the slides of the presentations will be uploaded to ASCO's website within the next 4 weeks.  I'll probably start summarizing the talks and making regular posts before that.  There are some treatment options that I was unaware existed.  I cannot wait to get home so I can start transcribing my recordings and notes.

30-something caregiver

Re: Update from the GI Cancers Symposium

Thank you, Sara for representing all of us at the GI conference.  Can't wait to read your impressions.  My husband's oncologist is there also; hopefully coming back with some new treatments he is willing to try.  Thanks again.
Joyce

Re: Update from the GI Cancers Symposium

I was extremely overwhelmed by the sheer number of passionate, brilliant minds all collected in one room, sharing their research.  I spent all day Saturday listening to the various talks on pancreatic cancer, hepatocelluar carcinoma (HCC/primary liver cancer); and cholangiocarcinoma.  I didn't hear any "new" treatments per se.  However, there appears to be a good debate surfacing regarding conflicting research on the effects of radiotherapy on HCC.  I am sending out a few emails today to get some cholangio specialists to weigh in on the conflicting research, and whether these doctors believe the data can be applied to cholangio.

It's going to take me time to pour through the hours and hours of notes and audio recordings.  I'm hoping to either post the recordings on the website, or to slowly post transcripts from the talks.  And, in about 60-90 days, the slides from the presentations will be available to the public.

30-something caregiver