DDW News



Notable science from DDW 2018

In a DDW Daily News video exclusive, DDW Council Chair Grace H. Elta, MD, AGAF, FASGE, discusses four notable abstracts from DDW 2018 in Washington, D.C. Dr. Elta highlights one abstract from each of the four DDW-sponsoring societies.


Treatment strategies for rectal cancer continue to evolve

Rectal cancer requires a multidisciplinary care team because it is such a complex disease, according to Evie H. Carchman, MD, a member of the SSAT Research Committee. In this DDW Daily News video exclusive, Dr. Carchman discusses variables affecting patient care, several ongoing treatment debates and future treatment directions for rectal cancer.


Private practice GIs share strategies for growing practice

John Petrini, MD, FASGE, and Colleen Schmitt, MD, FACG, FASGE, discuss ways to grow your GI practice and make it stand out from the crowd in this DDW Daily News video exclusive. The duo will moderate Tuesday’s ASGE Clinical Symposium Distinguishing Yourself in Practice: Simple Tricks for Your Practice.


Is an HCV cure rate of 100 percent realistic?

Although antiviral therapy has led to a cure rate of more than 90 percent of hepatitis C virus (HCV) cases, David E. Bernstein, MD, FAASLD, thinks more can be done to increase the cure rate. In this DDW Daily News video exclusive, Dr. Bernstein discusses several obstacles preventing patients’ access to curative therapies. He also addresses the benefits of HCV therapy and whether it’s possible to eradicate HCV and achieve 100 percent cure rate.