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Cancers of the gastrointestinal tract 

Cancers of the gastrointestinal tract
Chapter:
Cancers of the gastrointestinal tract
Author(s):

J.A. Bridgewater

and S.P. Pereira

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.1516_update_002

Update:

Oesophageal cancer—discussion of options after failure of first line palliative chemotherapy.

Biliary tract cancers—new section added.

Updated on 28 Nov 2013. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 11 December 2017

Cancers of the gastrointestinal tract are one of the most rewarding interfaces in translational medicine—particularly on colorectal cancer—leading to greater understanding of the genetic mechanisms leading to cancer and the development of novel targeted therapies.

Diagnosis of gastrointestinal tract cancers is usually made or suspected at endoscopy, confirmed by biopsy....

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