Esophageal Cancer


Interim PET Scans May Improve Treatment for Esophageal Cancer (February 9, 2017)

Clinical trial results presented at the 2017 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco suggest that the use of PET scans to assess a cancers response to initial chemotherapy may provide doctors... Continue Reading

2016-Year in Review: Advances in Management of Gastric & Esophageal Cancer (February 4, 2017)

Advances in the management of stomach (gastric), and esophageal cancer have been slow. Each year in the United States, more than 17,000 people are diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus and more than 15,000... Continue Reading

Proton Beam Therapy May Improve Outcomes for Esophageal Cancer (January 23, 2017)

Currently a standard treatment for several gastrointestinal cancers (GI) combines the use of chemotherapy and radiation followed by surgical resection. Radiation may be part of the treatment strategy for... Continue Reading

Comprehensive Study of Esophageal Cancer Reveals Several Molecular Subtypes, Provides New Insight into Increasingly Prevalent Disease (January 16, 2017)

A comprehensive analysis of 559 esophageal and gastric cancer samples, collected from patients around the world, suggests the two main types of esophageal cancer differ markedly in their molecular characteristics... Continue Reading

Should HER2 Testing Be Routinely Performed in Patients with Gastric Cancer? (December 8, 2016)

The short answer is yes! New evidence-based guidelines for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) testing in advanced gastric and gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma (GEA) have been released jointly... Continue Reading

It’s GERD Awareness Week–November 20th (November 20, 2016)

It’s that time of year again when there is a tendency to overindulge in a mélange of delicious foods. Although many people may only suffer discomfort from over eating, another group of people suffer... Continue Reading

Another Study Confirms That Daily Aspirin Lowers Risk of Colorectal & Other GI Tract Cancers (May 9, 2016)

The regular use of aspirin significantly reduces the overall risk of cancer, especially colorectal and other gastrointestinal tract cancers, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology.1 The recent... Continue Reading

Pass It On: April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month (April 18, 2016)

As the month of April brings esophageal cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options,... Continue Reading

Another Reason to Break the Habit: Smoking Alters Bacterial Balance in Mouth (April 12, 2016)

Smoking drastically alters the oral microbiome, the mix of roughly 600 bacterial species that live in people’s mouths. This is the finding of a study led by NYU Langone Medical Center and its Laura... Continue Reading

Survival Period for Esophageal Cancer Is Tied to Race and Income (February 1, 2016)

African-American patients with esophageal cancer survive fewer months after diagnosis than white patients, but only if they also have low incomes, according to a new study from Duke Health researchers. The... Continue Reading

What Can Your Gut Tell You About Cancer? (October 16, 2015)

Learn to identify and manage gastrointestinal issues to maintain overall health. By Mia James At the very least, gastro­intestinal (GI) symp­toms are bother­some and sometimes embarrassing. No one feels... Continue Reading

New Drug Combination Boosts Survival in Advanced Stomach and Esophageal Cancers (July 1, 2015)

Patients whose metastatic stomach or esophageal cancers were driven by a mutated HER2 gene had markedly improved response rates and survival when bevacizumab (Avastin) was added to a standard drug combination.... Continue Reading

Regular Screening of Barrett’s Esophagus Patients Improves Rate of Early Cancer Detection (May 12, 2015)

Patients with Barrett’s esophagus who undergo regular exams have an improved chance that precancerous changes and esophageal cancer will be detected early. These findings were published in the journal... Continue Reading

Radiofrequency Ablation in Barrett’s Esophagus May Prevent Esophageal Cancer (April 15, 2015)

Treatment of Barrett’s esophagus with radiofrequency ablation appears to keep the condition from progressing to esophageal cancer. These findings were published in the Journal of the American Medical... Continue Reading

National Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month on CancerConnect (April 6, 2015)

Sun Valley, ID & Fort Worth, TX– OMNI Health Media (OMNI) announces the launch of esophageal cancer educational programs for national esophageal cancer awareness month. As the month of April... Continue Reading

Cytosponge Offers Minimally Invasive Screening Option for Barrett’s Esophagus (March 26, 2015)

Screening for Barrett’s esophagus with a new device called a Cytosponge is accurate compared to endoscopy but less expensive and easier on patients. These findings were reported in the journal PLoS Medicine. Barrett’s... Continue Reading

AMG 337 MET Inhibitor Produces Impressive, Rapid Response in Gastric and Esophageal Cancers (February 12, 2015)

AMG 337 is a novel small-molecule MET inhibitor that appears to show promise in the treatment of MET-amplified gastroesophageal junction, gastric, and esophageal cancers. MET inhibitors are a class of... Continue Reading

Esophageal Cancer Survival Improved Using Targeted Therapy Developed in Lung Cancer (December 4, 2014)

Targeted therapy commonly used in lung cancer improves survival of esophageal cancer patients according to clinical trial results recently presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer... Continue Reading

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