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AGA presents cutting-edge research during DDW
Date:4/30/2010

Clinicians, researchers and scientists from around the world will gather for Digestive Disease Week 2010 (DDW), the largest and most prestigious gastroenterology meeting, from May 1 to May 5, 2010, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA. DDW is the annual meeting of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute, the largest and oldest GI society in the world. AGA researchers will present exciting, cutting-edge data during the meeting that will help change the way physicians diagnose and treat GI disorders.

All data presented during DDW is embargoed until the beginning of the presentation or an official DDW press conference, whichever occurs first. Go to www.ddw.org for a list of press conferences.

Late-Breaking Session

On Tuesday, May 4 from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m. CT, Ballroom C, the AGA will feature its late-breaking clinical abstracts, which include exciting data on:

  • A Randomized Placebo-controlled Trial of MDX-1100, an Anti-IP-10 Antibody, for Moderately-to-Severely Active Ulcerative Colitis. L. Mayer et al. (2:15 p.m.)
  • Phase 2 Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Nitazoxanide plus Peginterferon and Ribavirin in Nave Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Genotype 1 Infection: Final Report. B. Bacon et al. (2:30 p.m.)
  • Randomized Clinical Trial in Clostridium difficile Infection Confirms Superiority of Fidaxomicin over Vancomycin. S. Johnson et al. (2:45 p.m.)
  • Prospective Clinical Validation of an Assay for Methylated SEPT9 DNA in Human Plasma as a Colorectal Cancer Screening Tool in Average Risk Men and Women 50 Years and Older. T. Church et al. (3:00 p.m.)
  • A Prospective, Multicentre Study to Evaluate a Novel Non-Endoscopic Screening Device for Barrett's Esophagus in the Community Setting. S. Kadri et al. (3:15 p.m.)
  • Multi-Modality Endoscopic Therapy for Complete Eradication of Barrett's Esophagus. N. Gup
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Contact: Alissa J. Cruz
media@gastro.org
301-272-1603
American Gastroenterological Association
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