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May 2018

Patient Care

Inherited syndromes associated with colorectal cancer development
Using family history and appropriate genetic testing to identify patients with these syndromes can help clinicians estimate a patient's cancer risk and determine appropriate cancer screening, surveillance or preventive interventions.


Mayo researchers explore possible link between EUS-FNA biopsy and tumoremia in individuals with pancreatic cancer
Although endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration is thought to be safe, some experts question whether tumor manipulation during this procedure causes tumors to shed cells into the bloodstream.

Novel multiparametric magnetic resonance elastography protocol accurately predicts early NASH and disease activity

Mayo researchers recently studied the use of magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) to detect nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in its earlier stages, before the onset of fibrosis.

EFTR and EFTB offer a new approach to managing epithelial lesions and diagnosing neuromuscular disorders
Clip-assisted endoscopic full-thickness resection (EFTR) and endoscopic full-thickness biopsy (EFTB) provide an alternative to surgery in the management of epithelial and subepithelial lesions and diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders such as gastroparesis.

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Gastroenterology & Hepatology Board Review 2018
Sept. 6-9, 2018, in Chicago
Designed for candidates preparing for certification or maintenance of certification (MOC) examinations in gastroenterology and hepatology, the board review includes relevant topics such as pathology, endoscopy, radiology and nutrition.

The "Cutting Edge" in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Dilemmas and Debate 2018
Sept. 8, 2018, in Rochester, Minn.
This course discusses controversial topics in the multidisciplinary management of inflammatory bowel disease. Faculty highlights recent clinical trials in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, medical and surgical approaches, and improvement in surgical management and postoperative outcomes.

4th Annual Gastroenterology and Hepatology Update: Debates on Current Controversies
Sept. 29, 2018, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
This course includes current information on the diagnosis and management of esophageal strictures, complications of bariatric surgery, functional gastrointestinal disorders, colon cancer screening, inflammatory bowel disease, fatty liver, and hepatitis B and C.

Mayo Clinic Pancreatic and Hepato-Biliary Cancer Symposium 2018
Oct. 26-27, 2018, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
This course provides a multidisciplinary overview on molecular characteristics, the importance of early diagnosis, treatment considerations including surgery and new pharmacological agents, and how to incorporate these into clinical practice.

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