There is a clinically significant link between high serum vascular endothelial growth factor levels and tumor progression in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus, reports a paper published in the journal Cancer.
A joint study finds the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) sulindac successfully treats adenomas of the colon, but has a more pronounced effect on those found in the proximal rather than the distal colon.
A study in the latest issue of Diseases of the Colon and Rectum has found that topical diltiazem for the treatment of chronic anal fissures is as good as current therapies and is associated with fewer side-effects.
The effects of different types of immunosuppression on the course of post-translational hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has until now been unclear. However, a new study reported in the journal Transplantation has attempted to rectify this.