Barrett's Esophagus Esophageal Cancer


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

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

New Online Support Group for People Affected by Gastrointestinal Conditions: IBS, Crohn’s, UC, GERD, Cancer and More (August 14, 2014)

Are you suffering from a gastrointestinal (GI) tract condition? You are not alone! TheGIConnection is now available for patients, caregivers, and health consumers as an up to date online information resource... Continue Reading

Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Procedure Effective in Early Esophageal Cancer (December 4, 2013)

A minimally invasive endoscopic procedure to remove superficial, early stage esophageal is as effective as surgery that removes the entire esophagus, according to the results of a study published in Clinical... Continue Reading

Surgeon Volume Influences Outcomes in Esophageal Cancer (February 6, 2013)

Patients who undergo surgery for esophageal cancer have a much higher chance of long-term survival if the surgeon has performed the operation many times before, according to the results of a study published... Continue Reading

Barrett’s Esophagus May Carry Lower Risk of Esophageal Cancer Than Previously Reported (July 8, 2011)

Barrett’s esophagus—a condition characterized by abnormal cells in the lower part of the esophagus—may carry a lower risk of esophageal cancer than previously reported. These results were published... Continue Reading

Guidelines Do Not Recommend Endoscopy for GERD (October 24, 2008)

Guidelines Do Not Recommend Endoscopy for GERD The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has released a medical position statement that recommends against using endoscopy for the screening of... Continue Reading

NSAIDS Reduce Risk of Esophageal Cancer (November 9, 2005)

NSAIDS Reduce Risk of Esophageal Cancer According to a recent early on-line publication from Lancet Oncology, regular use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDS) may reduce the risk of esophageal... Continue Reading

Two Approaches to Reversing Barrett’s Esophagus May Be Successful (September 14, 2005)

Two Approaches to Reversing Barrett’s Esophagus May Be Successful According to a brief report of study findings published in the journal Gastroenterology, roughly 70% of Barrett’s esophagus... Continue Reading

FDA Approves Photofrin® for Barrett’s Esophagus (August 11, 2003)

FDA Approves Photofrin® for Barrett’s Esophagus The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the photosensitizing agent Photofrin® to be used in photodynamic... Continue Reading

Photofrin® Reduces Progression to Esophageal Cancer in Patients with Barrett’s Esophagus (June 24, 2002)

Photofrin® Reduces Progression to Esophageal Cancer in Patients with Barrett’s Esophagus Photofrin® photodynamic therapy appears to significantly reduce the risk of esophageal... Continue Reading

Pre-Operative Chemotherapy Appears to Improve Survival in Esophageal Cancer (June 3, 2002)

Pre-Operative Chemotherapy Appears to Improve Survival in Esophageal Cancer According to a recent article published in the Lancet, pre-operative chemotherapy appears to improve survival compared... Continue Reading

Endosonography Improves the Staging of Cancer of the Esophagus (February 8, 2002)

Endosonography Improves the Staging of Cancer of the Esophagus Accurate determination of the extent of cancer is important for proper counseling regarding benefits and risks of treatment for patients... Continue Reading

Surgery to Correct Reflux Disorder May Reverse Some Abnormal Changes Associated with Barrett's Esophagus (February 8, 2002)

Surgery to Correct Reflux Disorder May Reverse Some Abnormal Changes Associated with Barrett's Esophagus A condition called Barrett’s esophagus is associated with a high risk of developing... Continue Reading

Barrett’s Esophagus: Surgery May Reduce the Risk of Progression to Cancer (February 8, 2002)

Barrett’s Esophagus: Surgery May Reduce the Risk of Progression to Cancer A condition called Barrett’s esophagus is associated with a high risk of developing cancer of the esophagus;... Continue Reading

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