Des Moines University

Gastrointestinal Oncology Conference

Friday, March 5 at 8:00am to 12:30pm

Virtual Event

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The purpose of this conference is to provide insight and updates on the complexities of managing gastrointestinal cancers to a multidisciplinary population of healthcare providers. 


  • Discuss the role of genetic testing for colorectal and pancreatic cancers.
  • Compare the role of endoscopic mucosal resection vs endoscopic surgical dissection in non-operative candidates.
  • Define the role of oncology nurse navigators in the setting of gastrointestinal cancer patients.
  • Explain the pros/cons of screening earlier for colorectal cancer.
  • Illustrate the successful outcomes an NAPRC program has on colorectal cancer treatment.
  • Measure the impact of genetic testing in identifying early stage cancer.

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