Division of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases

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About the Division

This past year was a successful period of continuing growth on all fronts for the Division of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases. Our research programs and practice activities continue to flourish. The members of the Division are to be applauded for their dedication and accomplishments. We are proud of our position as one of the nation’s most outstanding programs in all spheres of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases

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Neil K. Kaplowitz, MD

Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases
Professor of Medicine
USC Associates/Thomas H. Brem Chair in Medicine

Department News

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Analysis: Primary tumor location predicts treatment response in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

A retrospective analysis of data from the CALGB/SWOG 80405 clinical trial revealed that in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, the location of the primary tumor predicts the patient’s response to various treatment strategies for the disease. Patients with left-sided primary tumors responded significantly better to cetuximab, which had an average survival of 39 months as
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Department Events

3rd Annual Update on Esophageal Diseases

3rd Annual Update on Esophageal Diseases

01/14/2017
University Club of Pasadena, 175 N. Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, California
7:00 am - 5:35 pm

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