February is Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month, a time to draw attention to this often-overlooked cancer. An online quiz provided over 30,000 CRC screening recommendations from July 2022-August 2023. Researchers uncovered a "particularly pronounced" link between early-onset rectal cancer and a certain "red flag" sign. Results of a recent study show why “nursing care of patients with CRC stoma should not be ignored." Learn how lavender oil can help with odor management, ostomy adjustment, and quality-of-life outcomes in these patients. Martha Raymond, MS, of the GI Cancers Alliance, speaks about the important role that oncology nurses play in GI cancer care. Psychosocial care and support are critical parts of cancer care, according to the International Psycho-Oncology Society. Timothy Brown, MD, discusses research on the treatment strategy at the 2024 ASCO GI Cancers Symposium. Certain patients are less likely to use hospice services, but oncology nurses can help ensure the option is made available. MATTERHORN is the “first study to attempt to standardize therapy perioperatively with FLOT,” Dr. Janjigian said. Martha Raymond, MA, discusses eye-opening findings from a study presented at the 2024 ASCO GI Cancers Symposium. Jessica A. Zerillo, MD, MPH, discusses research on the tool that she presented at the 2024 ASCO GI Cancer Symposium. Researchers wanted to understand how patients perceive the utility of ctDNA testing and how it affects fear of recurrence. A combined analysis of SPOTLIGHT and GLOW showed nausea occurred in 58% of patients with the first infusion of zolbetuximab. The study suggests that leaving the primary undetectable tumor in situ until local regrowth may result in worse outcomes. New research shows why the importance of addressing malnutrition in patients with GI cancer "cannot be overstated." Nearly all patients received trifluridine/tipiracil plus bevacizumab as a second-line treatment. Researchers evaluated how the program affected quality of life, emotional distress, fatigue, physical activity, and more. Many adults rate themselves as having "inadequate" health insurance literacy. With rising rates of young-onset CRC, it is critical to ensure this population of patients receives genetic evaluations.