Colorectal Cancer

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW)

May 6, 2017

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) is the premier meeting for the GI professional. Every year it attracts approximately 15,000 physicians, researchers and academics from around the world who desire to stay up-to-date in the field.

2017 AGA Postgraduate Course

May 6, 2017

Registration is now open for this clinically focused, multi-topic course that offers immediately applicable information. Held in conjunction with DDW®. Register by March 22 and save.

Repression of MicroRNA Function Mediates Inflammation-associated Colon Tumorigenesis

Feb. 16, 2017

We studied whether alterations in miRNA function contribute to inflammation-associated colon carcinogenesis.

2017 AGA Postgraduate Course Features 29 Breakout Sessions

Feb. 16, 2017

Step beyond basic learning in six general sessions, plus your choice of one luncheon breakout and one case-based session.

Highlighted Research from the 2017 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium

Jan. 18, 2017

Top headlines for this year’s meeting cover physical activity in advanced CRC, treatment for rectal cancer and PET scans for esophageal cancer.

Watch-and-Wait Approach for Rectal Cancer Appears an Option for More Patients

Jan. 17, 2017

Highlighted research from the 2017 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, co-sponsored by AGA.

Physical Activity Linked to Longer Survival in Advanced Colorectal Cancer

Jan. 17, 2017

Highlighted research from the 2017 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, co-sponsored by AGA.

2017 AGA Postgraduate Course eSyllabus

Jan. 11, 2017

Pre-order the eSyllabus, available in June 2017, from the 2017 AGA Postgraduate Course: The Full Scope of GI Advances and gain access to a multi-topic course taught by world-renowned leaders.

Registration Open for 2017 AGA Postgraduate Course

Jan. 11, 2017

Early access to registration is open for AGA members. Secure your spot a week before general registration opens and save $75.

New Gastro Special Issue on IBD

Jan. 11, 2017

This supplement includes commentaries from leading experts in the field on innovations and changing paradigms in IBD.

2017 AGA Postgraduate Course USB

Jan. 11, 2017

Look to the future of GI and step beyond basic learning by pre-ordering the USB from the 2017 AGA Postgraduate Course: The Full Scope of GI Advances.

2017 AGA Postgraduate Course Online Sessions

Jan. 4, 2017

Pre-order the on-demand online sessions from the 2017 AGA Postgraduate Course: The Full Scope of GI Advances to learn key treatment advances that you can immediately implement in your practice.

Unusual Colonic Obstruction

Jan. 2, 2017

An 85-year-old woman presented with a 5-month history of bowel habit change and bloody stool.

Lifestyle Risk Factors for Serrated Colorectal Polyps: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Jan. 2, 2017

We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate the association between modifiable lifestyle factors and risk for SPs.

How Does TGFB Suppress Colorectal Tumor Development?

Dec. 20, 2016

Gastro researchers review the mechanisms by which loss of transforming growth factor beta (TGFB) proteins contribute to development and progression of colorectal cancer.

Save the Date: 2017 AGA Postgraduate Course

Dec. 6, 2016

Learn the full scope of GI advances on May 6 and 7, 2017, in Chicago, IL.

2017 Research Grants Open for Applications

Dec. 6, 2016

Apply for one of eight available grants from the AGA Research Foundation in January 2017.

Comparison of Targeted vs Random Biopsies for Surveillance of Ulcerative Colitis-Associated Colorectal Cancer

Nov. 25, 2016

In a randomized controlled trial, we found that targeted and random biopsies detect similar proportions of neoplasias.

New Insurance Coverage Determination for Lynch Syndrome Patients

Nov. 16, 2016

Policy is effective for patients in VA, WV, NC and SC who have Palmetto GBA insurance.

Apply for These 2017 Research Grants Before They Close

Nov. 8, 2016

The next batch of research grants from the AGA Research Foundation are open for applications.

Video: Pros and Cons of an Academic Research Career

Nov. 3, 2016

Dr. Samir Gupta outlines what it's like to work in academic research as a GI in an on-demand presentation from the 2016 AGA Regional Practice Skills Workshop.

GI Patient Education Materials at Your Fingertips

Oct. 31, 2016

As an AGA member, you have free, quick and easy access to the new AGA Patient INFO Center’s robust library of GI patient education materials.

Epigenetic Homogeneity Within Colorectal Tumors Predicts Shorter Relapse-Free and Overall Survival Times for Patients With Locoregional Cancer

Oct. 28, 2016

We found significant heterogeneity in patterns of DNA methylation within each tumor; the level of heterogeneity correlates with times of relapse-free and overall survival.

Regular Aspirin Use Associates With Lower Risk of Colorectal Cancers With Low Numbers of Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes

Oct. 28, 2016

Based on data from the prospective cohort studies, regular use of aspirin is associated with a lower risk of colorectal carcinomas with low concentrations of TILs.