This year's Duke Cancer Institute "Duke Debates: Controversies in the Management of Gastrointestinal Malignancies" will be held on Feb. 23, 2019 at the Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, North Carolina.
7:30 a.m. Registration/Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Welcome
8:05 a.m. Key Note: Development of Personalized Treatments in Colorectal Cancer
Scott Kopetz, MD, PhD, FACP
Associate Professor, UT MD Anderson
9:00 a.m. DEBATE: Total Upfront vs. Sandwich Treatment in Early Stage Rectal Cancer
10:00 a.m. BREAK
10:20 a.m. DEBATE: Colon Cancer Stage II/III: 3 Months vs. 6 Months of Treatment?
11:20 a.m. DEBATE: Is There an Optimal Therapy for Early Stage Resectable Pancreatic Cancer?
12:20 p.m. LUNCH
1:20 p.m. What Does the Data Tell Us About Immunotherapy in Hepatocellular Cancer?
2:00 p.m. DEBATE: Metastatic Hepatocellular Cancer: To Resect or to Ablate?
3:00 p.m. BREAK
3:20 p.m. DEBATE: Immunotherapy in Metastatic Gastric Cancer
4:20 p.m. Conclusion/Wrap-up