Esophageal Cancer

Age Should Not Prevent Aggressive Esophageal Cancer Treatment

Neoadjuvant chemoradiation plus esophagectomy can be performed safely in well-selected older patients with locally advanced esophageal or esophagogastric junction cancer, according to a review Medscape Medical News
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Optimal Therapy For Esophageal Cancer Feasible In Fit Elderly

FRIDAY, Feb. 26, 2021 -- Patients 70 years and older with locally advanced esophageal or esophagogastric junction (EGJ) cancer should be considered for optimal, potentially curative therapy, including neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and surgical...
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Chronic Heartburn Raises Odds For Cancers Of Larynx, Esophagus

MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2021 -- People with chronic heartburn may face increased risks of several rare types of cancer, a large U.S. government study shows. Researchers found that among more than 490,000 Americans aged 50 and up, those with...
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Esophageal Cancer: Survival Longer With One Type Of Surgery, But Why?

(MedPage Today) -- Compared with open esophagectomy, hybrid minimally invasive esophagectomy (HMIE) -- i.e., thoracotomy plus laparoscopic gastric mobilization -- was associated with improved long-term survival in esophageal cancer, according...
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Seer Study: Young-onset Esophageal Cancer On The Rise In U.s.

(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: Don C. Codipilly, Tarek Sawas, et al. Target Audience and Goal Statement: Oncologists, gastroenterologists The goal of this study was to examine trends in the incidence and outcomes of young-onset esophageal...
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Positive Anti-pd-1 Data In Gastric, Esophageal Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Immunotherapy for gastric and esophageal cancer got support from three new studies reported during the 2020 European Society for Medical Oncology virtual congress. In the largest of these, adding nivolumab (Opdivo) to...
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Crt For Esophageal Cancer Tied To Vertebrae Fractures

(MedPage Today) -- Chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in esophageal cancer was associated with an increased risk of thoracic vertebral fractures, a retrospective cohort study found. Among more than 300 patients with stage I-III disease treated at a single...
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Merck's Keytruda Positive In First-line Esophageal Cancer Study

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Planes Mistaken For Stars’ Gared O’donnell Diagnosed With Esophageal Cancer, Gofundme Launched

The vocalist of post-hardcore greats Planes Mistaken for Stars has been diagnosed with stage III esophageal cancer, and a longtime friend and manager is raising money for his medical bills. Continue reading…
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Two Wins In Gi Cancer; Bolder Actions For Disparities; Support For Earlier Mammo

(MedPage Today) -- Bristol Myers Squibb announced positive results from two trials in gastric and esophageal cancer: Nivolumab (Opdivo) plus chemotherapy improved progression-free survival (PFS) as initial treatment for gastric, esophageal, or...
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Cytosponge Finds More Barrett's Esophagus In Primary-care Setting

(MedPage Today) -- Use of a minimally invasive test that collects patients' esophageal cells resulted in a more than 10-fold increase in the detection of Barrett's esophagus over usual care, and also detected early cancer cases, the BEST-3 cluster...
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This Blood Test Can Detect Cancer Years Before Symptoms Appear

Diagnosing cancer years before the onset of symptoms might soon be possible, a new study indicates. A massive research project that started in 2007 is already showing promising results, as scientists can detect stomach, esophageal, colorectal, lung,...
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Periodontal Disease, Tooth Loss Linked To Esophageal, Gastric Cancer

TUESDAY, July 21, 2020 -- Periodontal disease and tooth loss, indicative of oral microbial dysbiosis, are associated with esophageal and gastric adenocarcinoma, according to a research letter published online July 20 in Gut. Chun-Han Lo, M.D.,...
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Dysbiotic Oral Microbiome May Raise Cancer Risk

(MedPage Today) -- Dysbiosis of the oral microbiome associated with periodontal disease may raise the risk of esophageal and gastric cancers, a large prospective cohort analysis suggested. The analysis of data from 98,459 women in the Nurses...
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Odds Of Surgery Lower For Black Patients With Esophageal Cancer

THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 -- Black patients with esophageal cancer have a reduced likelihood of receiving surgery, and patients not undergoing surgery have higher mortality, according to a study published online June 4 in the Journal of...
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Novel Protein Drives Cancer Progression

Researchers have discovered a protein that drives the progression of esophageal cancer and liver cancer and it could be a promising target for cancer drug development.
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Fda Oks Nivolumab For Second-line Esophageal Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- WASHINGTON -- The FDA approved single-agent nivolumab (Opdivo) as a second-line treatment for advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, regardless of PD-L1 expression. Treatment with nivolumab is indicated for patients...
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What Is Cancer? Radiotherapy Paradox; Sniffing Out Esophageal Cancer

]]>(MedPage Today) -- You've heard about it all your life. Maybe feared it. Maybe survived it. But do you really know what cancer is? (AACR) E. coli -- more closely associated with food poisoning and related illness -- may set in motion...
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Portable 'electronic Nose' Can Accurately Pick Up Esophageal Cancer Precursor

A portable 'electronic nose' can accurately pick up the precursor condition to food pipe (esophageal) cancer, known as Barrett's esophagus, indicates a proof of principle study.
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Rt Boost Fails For Inoperable Esophageal Cancer

]]>(MedPage Today) -- SAN FRANCISCO -- Radiotherapy beyond current standards failed to improve local control or survival for patients with locally advanced inoperable esophageal cancer, the phase III ARTDECO study indicated. Among 260 patients...
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