New First-Line Standard of Care for Esophageal Cancer? New First-Line Standard of Care for Esophageal Cancer?
Pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy should be a new standard of care for first-line treatment, say researchers. Patients with squamous cell carcinomas and higher levels of PD-L1 benefited most.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Immunotherapy is beneficial in gastric and oesophageal cancers, studies show
(European Society for Medical Oncology) New data presented at ESMO 2020 have shown that immunotherapy is beneficial for patients with gastric and oesophageal cancers who currently have poor survival. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Chemoradiotherapy Raises Risk of Thoracic Vertebral Fracture Chemoradiotherapy Raises Risk of Thoracic Vertebral Fracture
Chemoradiotherapy for esophageal cancer increases the risk of thoracic vertebral fractures, researchers in Japan report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

CT radiomics predicts esophageal cancer outcomes
Machine-learning models that assess both peritumoral and intratumoral radiomics...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET radiomics tailor head/neck cancer treatment CT radiomics can predict COVID-19 pneumonia outcomes AI, radiomics can predict stroke treatment success Can radiomics improve CT lung cancer screening? AI can predict if COVID-19 patients will need ventilators (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

DNA testing 'can predict throat cancer up to eight YEARS' in advance
Statistical model built by scientists at the University of Cambridge and European Bioinformatics Institute reveals the risk of someone with Barratt's oesophagus developing throat cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genome sequencing accelerates cancer detection
(European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute) Recent cancer studies have shown that genomic mutations leading to cancer can occur years, or even decades, before a patient is diagnosed. Researchers have developed a statistical model that analyses genomic data to predict whether a patient has a high or low risk of developing oesophageal cancer.The results could enable early detection and improve treatment of oesophageal cancer in future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Changed Cancer Care, In 4 Charts
Before the pandemic, about 1,000 new patients came to Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for treatment consultations each week. When COVID-19 hit Massachusetts this spring, the number of new consultations fell by half and the hospital moved as many appointments as possible online. Now, with daily case counts relatively low in the area, the hospital is back to scheduling about 800 consultations per week, using a mixture of telemedicine and in-person appointments, says associate chief medical officer Dr. Andrew Wagner—but that still means about 200 cancer patients per week are not getting the treatment consult...
Source: TIME: Health - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme and Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Small change makes cancer vaccine more effective in animal tests
(Thomas Jefferson University) Tweaking the adenovirus spike protein induces a more robust immune reaction for a cancer vaccine against gastric, pancreatic, esophageal and colon malignancies in animal models. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why do I feel things going all the way down after I swallow? Just ask DR ELLIE CANNON
DR ELLIE CANNON: This would fall into the category of a swallowing difficulty, and it absolutely should be checked out by your doctor. Pain on swallowing can be an early sign of cancer of the oesophagus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swallowable'Sponge on String' to Diagnose Esophageal Cancer Swallowable'Sponge on String' to Diagnose Esophageal Cancer
A simple swallowable device consisting of a sponge in a capsule successfully identified Barrett's esophagus and cancer in a large clinical utility trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 12, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Pathological regression of lymph nodes better predicts esophageal cancer survival
(Osaka University) A team of researchers led by Osaka University established a new pathological grading system to evaluate the therapeutic effect of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) for metastatic lymph nodes (LNs) removed in esophageal cancer (EC) surgery, demonstrating that the system predicts recurrence and prognosis in EC patients better than conventional systems. Their findings will enable 'tailor-made' treatment according to the pathological assessment of all metastatic LNs, eventually improving treatment performance of EC. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blood test can detect five types of cancer FOUR YEARS before symptoms appear
The 'liquid biopsy', called PanSeer and tested by Chinese experts, analyses blood samples for tiny DNA fragments released by stomach, oesophagus, bowel, lung and liver tumours. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Periodontal Disease, Tooth Loss Linked to Esophageal, Gastric Cancer
Prospective study shows increased risk for esophageal, gastric adenocarcinoma in two large cohorts (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Oncology, ENT, Journal, Source Type: news

Periodontal Disease, Tooth Loss Linked to Esophageal, Gastric Cancer
TUESDAY, July 21, 2020 -- Periodontal disease and tooth loss, indicative of oral microbial dysbiosis, are associated with esophageal and gastric adenocarcinoma, according to a research letter published online July 20 in Gut. Chun-Han Lo, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Non-invasive blood test can detect cancer four years before conventional diagnosis methods
(University of California - San Diego) An international team of researchers has developed a non-invasive blood test that can detect whether an individual has one of five common types of cancers, four years before the condition can be diagnosed with conventional methods. The test detects stomach, esophageal, colorectal, lung and liver cancer. The test detected cancer in 91% of samples from individuals who were asymptomatic when the samples were collected and were only diagnosed with cancer one to four years later. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

NIH awards $1.5M to Baylor Scott & White researchers for esophageal cancer study
(Baylor Scott& White Research Institute) Aiming to find new ways to prevent esophageal cancer, Baylor Scott& White Research Institute received an R01 grant from the NIH's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study the molecular mechanisms that link GERD to Barrett's esophagus and cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Odds of Surgery Lower for Black Patients With Esophageal Cancer
THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 -- Black patients with esophageal cancer have a reduced likelihood of receiving surgery, and patients not undergoing surgery have higher mortality, according to a study published online June 4 in the Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New guideline: Don't routinely screen for EAC in patients with chronic GERD
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) A new guideline from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, based on a rigorous systematic review of the latest evidence, found no benefit of routine screening for esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) and precursor conditions (Barrett esophagus and dysplasia) in patients with chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The guideline, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), recommends physicians in Canada continue current practice to not screen routinely http://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.190814. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 6, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

NUS researchers uncover a novel protein which drives cancer progression
(National University of Singapore) Researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at the National University of Singapore have discovered a protein that drives the progression of esophageal cancer and liver cancer and it could be a promising target for cancer drug development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 29, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Racial disparities in surgery rates for esophageal cancer
(Thomas Jefferson University) Black patients with esophageal cancer are less likely to receive life-saving surgery for early-stage disease than white patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Postoperative atrial fibrillation does not impact on overall survival after esophagectomy
(Impact Journals LLC) Volume 11, Issue 25 of Oncotarget reported that Administration of landiolol hydrochloride was found to be associated with reduced incidence of atrial fibrillation after esophagectomy for esophageal cancer in our previous randomized controlled trial. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

FDA approves nivolumab for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
Hematology / Oncology News (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - June 11, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

FDA Approves Opdivo (nivolumab) for the Treatment of Patients with Advanced Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (ESCC) After Prior Fluoropyrimidine- and Platinum-based Chemotherapy
PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE) June 10, 2020 Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) today announced that Opdivo (nivolumab) was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of patients with unresectable advanced, recurrent... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - June 10, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Trastuzumab combined with trimodality treatment does not improve outcomes for patients
(NRG Oncology) Results of the NRG Oncology clinical trial RTOG 1010 indicated that the addition of the monoclonal antibody trastuzumab to neoadjuvant trimodality treatment did not improve disease-free survival (DFS) outcomes for patient with HER2 overexpressing local and locally advanced esophageal adenocarcinoma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 29, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Falls: descriptive rates and circumstances in age-unspecified patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer - Childs DS, Yoon HH, Eiring RA, Jin Z, Jochum JA, Pitot HC, Jatoi A.
PURPOSE: Falls can occur in older cancer patients, but few studies have examined falls in an age-unspecified group of patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer. Because these patients are often administered neuropathy-inducing agents, are weak, and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Esophageal, Gastric Adenocarcinomas After H. pylori Infection Esophageal, Gastric Adenocarcinomas After H. pylori Infection
Does treatment and eradication of H pylori reduce the risk of future esophageal and proximal gastric cancer?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Daily Aspirin Tied to Lower Risk of Various Digestive Cancers
Regular aspirin use was associated with a reduced risk for colon, rectal, stomach, esophageal, liver, gallbladder and pancreatic cancers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Colon and Colorectal Cancer Pancreatic Cancer Liver Cancer Aspirin Esophageal Cancer Gallbladder Stomach Cancer Source Type: news

Taking aspirin once a week can cut the risk of getting several types of cancer, scientists claim
The scientific review, by Milan University in Italy, looked at a range of studies and found regular use of aspirin appeared to reduce the risk of getting stomach and oesophagus cancers by around a third. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At the forefront of esophageal health
In recognition of April as  Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month, UCLA Newsroom is taking a look at the work of theUCLA Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health one year after its launch. Based in the UCLA Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases, the center specializes in holistic treatment, research and education related to disorders of the esophagus. The center is named in memory of Robert G. Kardashian, a prominent Los Angeles attorney who died of esophageal cancer in 2003.   Dr. Eric Esrailian, chief of UCLA Vatche& Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases and ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 9, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

' Textbook Outcome' Quality Measure Predicts Long-Term Survival After Gastric Resection'Textbook Outcome' Quality Measure Predicts Long-Term Survival After Gastric Resection
Achieving Textbook Outcome (TO), a composite quality measure, is associated with improved long-term survival following surgery in patients with gastric cancer, according to findings from the Population Registry of Esophageal and Stomach Tumors of Ontario (PRESTO).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Differences by race/ethnicity in stage at diagnosis, treatment, survival for cancers
(JAMA Network) Data for 950,000 black, white, Asian and Hispanic patients in the U.S. diagnosed with prostate, ovarian, breast, stomach, pancreatic, lung, liver, esophageal, or colorectal cancers were analyzed to examine differences by race and ethnicity in stage at diagnosis, use of therapy, overall survival and cancer-specific survival. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 8, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Clostridioides Difficile Management in a Patient With Barrett ’s Esophagus
Mrs. S is an 85-year-old woman who moved into the nursing home five years ago when her husband could no longer provide care for her due to her progressive weakness and failure to thrive. She has a history of Barrett ’s esophagus and significant reflux and subsequent dysphagia, a long history of depression, allergic rhinitis, dementia with a Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) score of 12, basal cell carcinoma, insomnia, iron deficiency anemia, and a pneumonitis due to aspiration. She is oxygen dependent. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 1, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Barbara Resnick, Paige Hector Tags: Interdisciplinary Team Case Studies Source Type: news

'Electronic nose' could smell breath to warn about higher risk of oesophagal cancer
Current diagnostic method for Barrett ’s oesophagus relies on invasive and costly endoscopyAn electronic device that “sniffs” breath may offer a new way to identify people with a condition that can lead to cancer of the oesophagus, researchers have revealed.Recent figures suggest there are about 9,000 new cases of oesophageal cancer, or cancer of the food pipe, every year in the UK.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Cancer research Health Medical research World news Science Society UK news Source Type: news

'Electronic nose' could smell breath to warn about higher risk of oesophageal cancer
Current diagnostic method for Barrett ’s oesophagus relies on invasive and costly endoscopyAn electronic device that “sniffs” breath may offer a new way to identify people with a condition that can lead to cancer of the oesophagus, researchers have revealed.Recent figures suggest there are about 9,000 new cases of oesophageal cancer, or cancer of the food pipe, every year in the UK.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Cancer research Health Medical research World news Science Society UK news Source Type: news

Portable ‘electronic nose’ picks up early warning signs of oesophageal cancer
May be promising diagnostic test for use in primary care, say researchers Related items fromOnMedica Taking aspirin with a PPI reduces risk of oesophageal cancer Electronic ‘pill’ may revolutionise gut diagnoses Drinking hot tea may increase risk of oesophageal cancer Survival better for colon cancer picked up on screening Bisphosphonates may double cancer risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 26, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HPV Biomarkers Linked to Improved Survival With Esophageal Dysplasia, Adenocarcinoma HPV Biomarkers Linked to Improved Survival With Esophageal Dysplasia, Adenocarcinoma
Human papillomavirus (HPV) positivity and HPV biomarkers are associated with improved survival in adults with Barrett high-grade dysplasia (HGD) and esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC), according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Bright idea in dentist's office leads to innovative smoking cessation project
Results from this study recently published online in Addiction found primary care physicians providing smokers with a free, two week starter kit of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) increased quit attempts While sitting in the dentist's office, Hollings Cancer Center researcher Matthew Carpenter, Ph.D., of the Medical University of South Carolina, had a bright idea. As he received his goody bag with dental hygiene products, he wondered why not conduct a study and have primary care providers do the same thing for their patients who use tobacco. The bags would contain educational material, free lozenges and tobacco cessati...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 12, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Gene therapy prevents disorders with alcohol exposure in ALDH2 deficiency
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study has shown that gene therapy to treat one of the most common hereditary disorders, aldehyde dehydrogenase type 2 (ALDH2) deficiency, may prevent increased risk for esophageal cancer and osteoporosis associated with chronic alcohol exposure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Virginia woman who took Zantac every day says the medication led to her esophageal cancer
Deborah Haskins, of Ridgeway, Virginia, filed a lawsuit against the makers of Zantac, claiming the active ingredient produced a known human carcinogen and led to her esophageal cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Benefit With Boosted Radiation Dose in Esophageal Cancer No Benefit With Boosted Radiation Dose in Esophageal Cancer
Escalating the radiation dose does not improve outcomes in patients receiving definitive chemoradiation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 25, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Into pharma's roaring twenties
“I drained the last of my cocktail, gazing up at the ceiling. It was one of those moments that curls the hairs on your neck. At once, the grand scale of this labyrinth of cathedrals became clear, the desert wind blowing through the clever hieroglyphics carved into every available surface. I turned my head back down to ground level just in time to see the man draw back his fist in anger, and then.And then.With a piercing shriek, he lunged straight at my jaw –”Do you ever wake from a dream, marvelling at the inventiveness and detail of your subconscious mind? That disorienting moment where you lie blinking ...
Source: EyeForPharma - January 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul Simms Source Type: news

Into pharma's roaring twenties
“I drained the last of my cocktail, gazing up at the ceiling. It was one of those moments that curls the hairs on your neck. At once, the grand scale of this labyrinth of cathedrals became clear, the desert wind blowing through the clever hieroglyphics carved into every available surface. I turned my head back down to ground level just in time to see the man draw back his fist in anger, and then.And then.With a piercing shriek, he lunged straight at my jaw –”Do you ever wake from a dream, marvelling at the inventiveness and detail of your subconscious mind? That disorienting moment where you lie blinking ...
Source: EyeForPharma - January 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul Simms Source Type: news

Into pharma's roaring twenties
“I drained the last of my cocktail, gazing up at the ceiling. It was one of those moments that curls the hairs on your neck. At once, the grand scale of this labyrinth of cathedrals became clear, the desert wind blowing through the clever hieroglyphics carved into every available surface. I turned my head back down to ground level just in time to see the man draw back his fist in anger, and then.And then.With a piercing shriek, he lunged straight at my jaw –”Do you ever wake from a dream, marvelling at the inventiveness and detail of your subconscious mind? That disorienting moment where you lie blinking ...
Source: EyeForPharma - January 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul Simms Source Type: news

Judge: Veteran Wrongly Denied Benefits For Cancer Due To Water At Camp Lejeune
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A federal judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims on Dec. 12 vacated a portion of a Board of Veterans Affairs decision that denied a veteran benefits for esophageal cancer he contends he developed as a result of drinking contaminated water at the Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune. The judge ruled that the board provided an inadequate statement of the reason it denied benefits (Don R. Edwards v. Robert L. Wilkie, No. 19-74, U.S. App., Vet. Clms., 2019 U.S. App. Vet. Claims LEXIS 2185). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - December 18, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Study Shows Even Light Drinking Can Increase Cancer Risk
BOSTON (CBS) — According to a new study published in the journal Cancer, even light to moderate alcohol intake has been linked to a higher risk of cancer. Researchers at the University of Tokyo and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health looked at data on over 60,000 cancer patients in Japan. They found drinking as little as one drink a day for 10 years or two drinks a year for five years, was associated would increase overall cancer risk by five percent, such as cancers of the colon, stomach, breast, prostate, and esophagus. Cancer risk was lowest with no alcohol consumption. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, W...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Cancer Dr. Mallika Marshall Drinking Source Type: news

Kenya: Experts Call for Study on Rise in Stomach Cancer in Nyeri Men
[Nation] Rising cases of oesophagus and stomach cancer among men in Nyeri has raised concerns among health experts as they push for a government-funded research in the county. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tick box questionnaire could significantly improve esophageal cancer survival rates
(University College London) A simple health questionnaire could be a highly effective tool to pre-screen people for early signs of esophageal cancer, enabling much earlier diagnosis and treatment, finds a UCL-led study published in Lancet Digital Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

DaSilva Building Mesothelioma Specialty Program in Orlando
Thoracic surgeon Dr. Marcelo DaSilva came to Orlando, Florida, with a lofty goal. He wants to make Central Florida a destination for patients diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma. DaSilva also has the tools to make that goal a reality, building a mesothelioma specialty program at AdventHealth Orlando. “We want to make this a nationally — and internationally — recognized program,” DaSilva told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “People who come to Orlando will not only see Disney World, but they will see excellence in health care. We can do that here.” DaSilva was named chi...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 3, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

A new machine learning approach detects esophageal cancer better than current methods
(Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) Dartmouth scientists have proposed a new machine learning model for identification of esophageal cancer that could open new avenues for applying deep learning to digital pathology. The novel method automatically learns clinically important regions on whole-slide images for classification. The approach outperformed the current state-of-the-art model that requires detailed, manual annotations by a pathologist for its training. Such systems could assist pathologists in reading slides more accurately and efficiently while eliminating laborious, high-cost data annotation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 6, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Untangling the Financial Costs of Esophageal Cancer
Researchers look at cost estimates stratified by stage, histology, and level of treatment. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 6, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news