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Esophageal Cancer News


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

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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Barrett's Esophagus

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, and resources that offer updated esophagus cancer... 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 Gut. Barrett’s esophagus is a pre-cancerous condition... 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 Association. Barrett’s esophagus is a pre-cancerous... 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 brings esophageal cancer into focus, it’s time to... 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 esophagus is a pre-cancerous... Continue Reading

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Screening/Prevention

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, and resources that offer updated esophagus cancer... 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 and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, published online... 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 Gut. Barrett’s esophagus is a pre-cancerous condition... 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 Association. Barrett’s esophagus is a pre-cancerous... 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 brings esophageal cancer into focus, it’s time to... Continue Reading

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Stages I-III

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 brings esophageal cancer into focus, it’s time to... 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 and support group. Click on one of the links... 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 Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The esophagus... 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 of a study presented at the 2013 Gastrointestinal... 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 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The esophagus... Continue Reading

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Stage IV/Recurrent

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. Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,... 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 brings esophageal cancer into focus, it’s time to... 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 small molecules that inhibit the enzymatic activity... 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 Conference in the UK. The esophagus is a muscular... Continue Reading

FDA Approves Cyramza™ in Combination With Paclitaxel for Advanced Gastric or Gastroesophageal Junction Adenocarcinoma (November 13, 2014)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) has approved Cyramza™ (ramucirumab) for use in combination with paclitaxel for the treatment of patients with advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma. Cyramza was approved in April 2014... Continue Reading

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