Esophageal Cancer

Metabolic Syndrome Associated With Increased Risk of Esophageal Cancer in Older Patients

Metabolic Syndrome Associated With Increased Risk of Esophageal Cancer in Older Patients

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A retrospective evaluation investigated the association between risk of esophageal cancer, metabolic syndrome, Barrett esophagus, and GERD in older persons.

Outcomes in Patients With Brain Metastasis from Esophageal Carcinoma

Outcomes in Patients With Brain Metastasis from Esophageal Carcinoma

[Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology] This research examines factors associated with survival in patients with brain metastasis from esophageal cancer.

Evolutionary Theory Predicts Progression of Barrett's Esophagus to Esophageal Adenocarcinoma

Evolutionary Theory Predicts Progression of Barrett's Esophagus to Esophageal Adenocarcinoma

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Applying evolutionary theory improves the accuracy of predicting in which patients Barrett's esophagus will progress to esophageal adenocarcinoma.

Computer Algorithm Matches Skilled Specialists in Detecting Early Esophageal Cancer

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Using a computer algorithm to scan images of the esophagus for signs of early esophageal cancer is nearly as accurate as top specialists.

Scalding Beverages Might Lead to Esophageal Cancer

Scalding Beverages Might Lead to Esophageal Cancer

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Drinking scalding coffee, tea, or yerba mate might increase the risk of developing esophageal cancer according to the World Health Organization. Beverages hotter than 149°F (65°C) might increase the risk of developing esophageal cancer.

Gingivitis Bacteria Associated With Esophageal Cancer

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Bacteria that cause gum disease, Porphyromonas gingivalis, frequently infect the esophageal tissues of patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), were associated with ESCC progression, and serve as a potential biomarker for ESCC.

Surgical Proficiency Gains in Esophagectomy for Cancer Improve Survival

Surgical Proficiency Gains in Esophagectomy for Cancer Improve Survival

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Gains in surgical proficiency in esophagectomy for cancer are associated with measurable improvements in short-term and long-term mortality results.

Reliance on PET to Detect Lung or Esophageal Cancer Recurrence May Lead to Overuse of the Imaging Modality

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In posttreatment follow-up of lung and esophageal cancer, PET scans might be overused to detect cancer recurrence. Furthermore, PET scan use to detect recurrence does not increase survival.

Chemosensory Changes Influence Food Preferences

Chemosensory Changes Influence Food Preferences

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Chemosensory and food-related changes significantly impacted food preferences and had practical and social consequences.

ASCO: VTE a Risk Factor for Esophageal Cancer Recurrence

ASCO: VTE a Risk Factor for Esophageal Cancer Recurrence

No significant difference in survival was observed with VTE, but odds of esophageal cancer ecurrence are increased.

Endoscopic Surgery Technique Demonstrates Cure Potential in Esophageal Cancer

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Endoscopic submucosal dissection is found to be a safe and effective treatment for patients with superficial pharyngeal cancer, according to a recent study.

Mortality Rates in Patients With Esophageal Cancer Are Lower With The Use of Intensity-modulated Radiotherapy

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Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) is significantly associated with lower all-cause, cardiac, and other-cause mortality rates in patients with esophageal cancer.

Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy Using Paclitaxel Plus Cisplatin in the Treatment of Elderly Patients With Esophageal Cancer

Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy Using Paclitaxel Plus Cisplatin in the Treatment of Elderly Patients With Esophageal Cancer

The purpose of this research was to examine both efficiency and safety of concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) using paclitaxel combined with cisplatin in elderly esophageal cancer patients.

Investigational Therapy Efficiently Depletes Immune System-Suppressing Treg Cells

Investigational Therapy Efficiently Depletes Immune System-Suppressing Treg Cells

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A phase Ia clinical trial demonstrated that Tregs, immune cells that can inhibit anticancer immune responses, were efficiently eliminated from the blood of patients with lung or esophageal cancer when treated with the investigational therapeutic antibody KW-0761.

Nurse-Led Walk-and-Eat Intervention May Improve Outcomes for Patients With Esophageal Cancer

Nurse-Led Walk-and-Eat Intervention May Improve Outcomes for Patients With Esophageal Cancer

A nurse-led walk-and-eat intervention is feasible and effective to preserve functional walking capacity and nutritional status in patients with esophageal cancer undergoing neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy.

Novel biopsy procedure may offer early detection of cancer of the esophagus

Novel biopsy procedure may offer early detection of cancer of the esophagus

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New procedure allows doctors to collect cells from all along the esophagus, whereas standard biopsies take individual point samples.

Proton therapy for esophageal cancer has fewer side effects than older radiation therapies

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New research indicates that treating patients with esophageal cancer with proton therapy produces fewer toxic side effects than utilizing older radiation therapies.

Men more likely to get esophageal cancer than 3 decades ago

Men more likely to get esophageal cancer than 3 decades ago

The rate of esophageal cancer rates in men have climbed radically since the 1980s, according to new statistics from Cancer Research UK.

Proton therapy safer than older radiotherapies for esophageal cancer

Proton therapy safer than older radiotherapies for esophageal cancer

Patients with esophageal cancer treated with proton therapy experienced significantly fewer adverse events.

Survivors of esophageal cancer need surveillance beyond 5 years after surgery

Survivors of esophageal cancer need surveillance beyond 5 years after surgery

A new study focuses on survival outcomes of patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer (LAEC) beyond the 5-year mark.

HPV-16 infection is associated with improved survival in advanced esophageal cancer

HPV-16 infection is associated with improved survival in advanced esophageal cancer

Improved survival and treatment response was seen in HPV-16 positive patients.

Overweight children may have increased risk of esophageal cancer as adults

Overweight children may have increased risk of esophageal cancer as adults

Overweight children may have an increased risk for esophageal cancer when grow up compared with slimmer children.

New minimally invasive device may soon replace endoscopy for Barrett's esophagus diagnosis

New minimally invasive device may soon replace endoscopy for Barrett's esophagus diagnosis

A new minimally invasive test can be used to identify patients with reflux symptoms to diagnose Barrett's esophagus.

New-onset psychiatric morbidity in surgically treated patients with esophageal cancer

New-onset psychiatric morbidity in surgically treated patients with esophageal cancer

According to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers have found that in patients with esophageal cancer and no history of psychiatric morbidity, psychiatric morbidity increases following surgery.

First targeted treatment to boost survival for esophageal cancer

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Patients with a specific type of esophageal cancer survived longer when they were given the latest lung cancer drug, according to trial results.

Stem cell abnormalities in esophagus may lead to Barrett's esophagus

Stem cell abnormalities in esophagus may lead to Barrett's esophagus

The esophagus has its own pool of stem cells despite previous findings that suggest the opposite.

Professional liability for not performing esophageal cancer screening low

Professional liability for not performing esophageal cancer screening low

Risks of claims alleging failure to screen for esophageal cancer arising from acts of commission, omission are similarly low.

Shorter individuals twice as likely to develop esophageal cancer

Shorter individuals twice as likely to develop esophageal cancer

Taller individuals are less likely to develop Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer.

ASTRO: Radiotherapy helps remedy dysphagia in esophageal cancer

ASTRO: Radiotherapy helps remedy dysphagia in esophageal cancer

For patients with advanced esophageal cancer, dysphagia is improved with radiotherapy alone, according to a study.

Gefitinib may be effective to treat esophageal cancer in some patients

Gefitinib may be effective to treat esophageal cancer in some patients

Findings of a trial could lead to a new treatment approach for oesophageal cancer.

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