FP Essentials™

Gastrointestinal Malignancies

Edition #394 | March 2012

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  • Describe evidence-based recommendations for or against endoscopic screening for Barrett esophagus in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease.
  • Advise patients with Barrett esophagus about the appropriate intervals for endoscopic surveillance.
  • Identify the screening test that has the highest sensitivity for detecting colorectal cancer.
  • Discuss the age at which current recommendations suggest that routine colorectal cancer screening be discontinued.
  • Discuss 4 key modifiable lifestyle risk factors associated with gastrointestinal cancers.
  • Describe evidence-based recommendations for or against the use of long-term low-dose aspirin therapy for chemoprevention of gastrointestinal cancers.
  • Cite 4 modifiable lifestyle risk factors associated with pancreatic cancer.
  • Identify the best imaging test for detection of pancreatic cancer.

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