Novel treatments for GI malignancies

Published on May 29, 2017   31 min

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Hello, my name is Bert O'Neil. I'm a medical oncologist, Professor of Oncology at the Indiana University, Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis. I'm pleased today to talk to you about the topic of Novel Treatments for GI Malignancies.
These are the topics I've chosen to discuss today. Obviously, new treatments of any cancer can be a very broad area, so I've picked a few that I think are of current relevance. These mostly relate to colorectal cancer although some of what I'll speak about relates to other GI malignancies as well. Note that I have specifically not chosen to talk about immunotherapies today and believe this will be covered in other lectures. So the topics we will discuss are HER2 and colorectal cancer. We'll speak about what strategies are being developed for dealing with BRAF mutant colorectal cancer. And lastly, a new area of cancer biology which is, can we target stem cells to treat GI malignancies.