Stages I-III Esophageal Cancer


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

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

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

Surgery Improves Survival in Esophageal Cancer (February 21, 2013)

Surgery after chemoradiotherapy—which is the standard of care in advanced esophageal cancer—increased overall and disease-free survival compared with chemoradiotherapy alone, according to the results... 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

Preoperative Chemoradiotherapy Improves Survival in Esophageal Cancer (September 10, 2012)

Preoperative chemoradiotherapy doubled median overall survival among patients with esophageal or esophagogastric junction cancer compared to surgery alone, according to the results of a phase 3 study published... Continue Reading

Minimally Invasive Surgery a Viable Option for Esophageal Cancer (June 26, 2012)

Minimally invasive surgery may provide short-term benefits in resectable esophageal cancer, reducing the risk of pulmonary infection and improving quality of life, according to the results of a study published... Continue Reading

ERCC1 Levels Strongly Associated with Survival in Esophageal Cancer (June 13, 2011)

Levels of expression of a specific gene (ERCC1 gene) are strongly associated with survival outcomes among patients with operable esophageal cancer undergoing platinum-based chemotherapy.  Results such... Continue Reading

Chemoradiotherapy plus Surgery Improves Esophageal Cancer Survival (July 19, 2010)

Among patients with cancer of the esophagus or esophagogastric junction, treatment with chemotherapy and radiation therapy prior to surgery resulted in better overall survival than surgery alone. The results... Continue Reading

Less Extensive Treatment Doesn’t Worsen Survival with Early Esophageal Cancer (September 4, 2009)

Among patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma that involves only the innermost lining (mucosa) of the esophagus, treatment to remove just the cancer appears to result in similar overall survival as treatment... Continue Reading

Elderly Patients with Esophageal Cancer Can Tolerate Chemoradiotherapy (November 13, 2008)

Elderly Patients with Esophageal Cancer Can Tolerate Chemoradiotherapy Chemoradiotherapy (CRT) is an effective treatment and does not present major toxicity for elderly patients with esophageal cancer,... Continue Reading

PET Imaging May Help Guide Treatment of Esophageal and Gastric Cancers (September 21, 2007)

PET Imaging May Help Guide Treatment of Esophageal and Gastric Cancers According to the results of a study published in Lancet Oncology, use of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging to evaluate response... Continue Reading

Updates in the Management of Gastrointestinal Cancers: A Report from the 9th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer (August 7, 2007)

Updates in the Management of Gastrointestinal Cancers: A Report from the 9th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer Introduction The 9th Annual World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer was held... Continue Reading

Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy plus Radiation Improves Survival in Esophageal Cancer (March 7, 2007)

Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy plus Radiation Improves Survival in Esophageal Cancer According to an article recently published in Lancet Oncology, chemotherapy plus radiation therapy prior to surgery improves... Continue Reading

Erbitux® Combinations Evaluated in Rectal and Esophageal Cancer (January 2, 2007)

Erbitux® Combinations Evaluated in Rectal and Esophageal Cancer Two recent studies presented at the 2006 meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology (ASTRO) suggest that Erbitux®... Continue Reading

Higher Hospital Volume Linked with Better Survival After Gastrointestinal Surgery (November 8, 2006)

Higher Hospital Volume Linked with Better Survival After Gastrointestinal Surgery According to the results of a study conducted in Taiwan, patients with stomach, liver, colorectal, or esophageal cancers... Continue Reading

Variables Including Hospital Volume Influence Survival in Esophageal Cancer (September 12, 2006)

Variables Including Hospital Volume Influence Survival in Esophageal Cancer According to an early online publication in the journal Cancer , patients with esophageal cancer who undergo surgery have a... Continue Reading

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