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|The Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Patients With a History of Malignancy
Lin SC1, Goldowsky A2, Papamichael K1, Cheifetz AS1. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 Dec 22. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izy376. [Epub ahead of print]
1 Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Division of Gastroenterology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.
2 Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.
As patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are living longer and our medical armamentarium expands, gastroenterologists are more frequently faced with treatment decisions about patients with IBD who also have a history of malignancy. This review aims to summarize the current literature on IBD, the inherent risk of developing gastrointestinal and extra-intestinal malignancies, and the risk of malignancies associated with available biologic and immunomodulatory therapies and to discuss the overall treatment strategy for a patient with a history of malignancy.