Articles

Highlights of the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium 2021

BJMO - volume 15, issue 6, october 2021

W. Lybaert MD, A. Demols MD, PhD, I. Dero MD, I. Borbath MD, PhD, J. Collignon MD

SUMMARY

The annual Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium was held from 15 till 17 January 2021 in a virtual format. During this meeting, evolving immunotherapy options were shown in the upper digestive tractus, already presented at ESMO 2020. Besides immunotherapy, also the total neoadjuvant treatment approach (TNT) in rectal cancer reached sufficient attention, changing our current standard of practice in 2021. Targeted therapies for different gastrointestinal (GI) tumour locations showed promising results, paving the way for more personalised medicine.

In this report, the most important headlines will be discussed, with comments on the clinical relevance of the different studies.

(BELG J MED ONCOL 2021;15(6):331-9)

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Highlights of the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium 2020

BJMO - volume 14, issue 3, may 2020

W. Lybaert MD, A. Demols MD, PhD, I. Dero MD

SUMMARY

At the background of the Golden Gate Bridge with a view on the Pacific Ocean, the annual Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium was held from 23rd until 25th January 2020 in the Moscone Congress Center in San Francisco, California. During this meeting, the potential of immunotherapy in the treatment of cancers from the upper and lower digestive tract was discussed, but no major breakthroughs were presented this year. In addition to immunotherapy, ASCO GI 2020 featured several interesting presentations on the molecular profiling of different types of gastro-intestinal cancers. These increased molecular insights will hopefully pave the way for a more biomarker-driven treatment approach for these tumours in the near future. In this report, the most important headlines will be discussed, with comments on the clinical relevance of the different studies.

(BELG J MED ONCOL 2020;14(3):116–25)

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Highlights of the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium 2019

BJMO - volume 13, issue 4, june 2019

W. Lybaert MD, H. Prenen MD, PhD, A. Demols MD, PhD, I. Dero MD

SUMMARY

At the background of the Golden Gate Bridge with a view on the Pacific Ocean, the annual Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium was held from 17–19 January 2019 in the Moscone Congress Center in San Francisco, California. The meeting further underlined the invasion of immunotherapy in the treatment landscape of gastrointestinal tumours, both in the upper and lower digestive tract. In addition to immunotherapy, lots of efforts were made in the molecular profiling of gastrointestinal cancers in every possible tumour location, which will hopefully fuel more biomarker-driven medicine in this setting in the near future. In this report, the most important headlines will be discussed, with comments on the clinical relevance of the different studies.

(BELG J MED ONCOL 2019;13(4):142–149)

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Highlights of the 2018 Annual European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (ENETS) Congress

BJMO - volume 12, issue 5, september 2018

W. Lybaert MD, T. Vandamme MD, PhD, G. Boons , T. Rondou , M. Twickler , I. Dero MD, F. van Fraeyenhove MD, L. De Backer , D. Van Genechten , M. Peeters MD, PhD

March 7-9, 2018, Barcelona, Spain.

(BELG J MED ONCOL 2018:12(5):252–262)

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Highlights of the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium 2018

BJMO - volume 12, issue 3, may 2018

W. Lybaert MD, I. Dero MD, M. Peeters MD, PhD

With the background of the famous Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, the annual Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium was held from 18–20 January 2018 in the Moscone Congress Center in San Francisco, California. In this report, the most important headlines will be discussed, with comments on the clinical relevance of the different studies.

(BELG J MED ONCOL 2018:12(3):133–141)

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P.08 A prospective study on the impact of a NET specific multidisciplinary tumor board on individual treatment plans

BJMO - 2017, issue 3, february 2017

W. Lybaert MD, T. Vandamme MD, PhD, M. Simoens , I. Dero MD, Wim Demey MD, T. Rondou , A. Cuypers , P. Abrams , C. Mattelaer , A. Driessen MD, PhD, B. Op de Beeck , O. D’Archambeau , G. Roeyen MD, PhD, L. De Backer , M. Peeters MD, PhD, NET specialists NETwerk Steering Committee

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