Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium 2014, San Francisco, CA, USA, 16-18 January 2014. The Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium represents an indisputable occasion for sharing results and research opportunities for investigators around the globe. Across the years along with clinical trials presentations the meeting increasingly acquired a distinct role as a scientific arena for translational research. Also, this year the need for predictive markers for first-generation targeted agents and research about novel biologically driven therapeutic options characterized most of the studies presented. We focus here on reports from the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium indicating an opportunity for biological selection of either the pharmacological target or the patient population in order to enhance clinical outcome.
Translational challenges from the 2014 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium: Toward a true tailored therapy through effective research / Aprile, Giuseppe; Giuliani, Francesco; Cordio, Stefano; Sartore Bianchi, Andrea; Bencardino, Katia; Ongaro, Elena; Martines, Concetta; Giampieri, Riccardo; Bordonaro, Roberto; Siena, Salvatore; Cascinu, Stefano; Scartozzi, Mario. - In: FUTURE ONCOLOGY. - ISSN 1479-6694. - ELETTRONICO. - 10:7(2014), pp. 1125-1128. [10.2217/fon.14.54]