Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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July 10, 2014

Cancer Risk Greater in Crohn’s Disease Patients Treated with Combination Drug Therapy

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

John Kisiel, M.D., discusses a recently published article in Gastroenterology about the combination therapy of adalimumab and immunomodulators and the risk for cancer in patients with Crohn’s disease.   Recent studies have shown greater benefit when combining anti-TNF drugs with thiopurine drugs. Doctors have known for awhile that certain thiopurine drugs raise the risk of certain […]

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Tags: adalimumab, AGA, cancer, Crohn's disease, Gastroenterology, John Kisiel, nonmelanoma skin cancer

April 17, 2014

Effectiveness of Early Drug Therapy in Children with Crohn’s Disease

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Michael Stephens, M. D., discusses a recent article published in Gastroenterology about the effectiveness of early drug therapy in children with Crohn’s disease. The research project is part of a larger project initiated by PROKIIDS. This research project looks at 1,800 children, 1,200 with Crohn’s disease. All of the patients are being followed from the […]

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Tags: AGA, CCFA, Crohn's disease, Gastroenterology, IBD, Michael Stephens, pediatrics

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