CT helps radiologists plan facial feminization surgery
Using CT, radiologists can play a key role in planning facial feminization...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT radiomics predicts esophageal cancer outcomes The must-know for breast imaging in transgender patients AJR publishes primer on gender affirmation surgery Breast imaging centers lack inclusive transgender care Intraoperative CT fine-tunes maxillofacial surgery (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 7, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Incidence of Young - Onset Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Rising
Young - onset esophageal adenocarcinoma presenting at more advanced stages; proportion of advanced stage up from 1975 to 2015 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 28, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Incidence of Young-Onset Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Rising
MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2020 -- The incidence of young-onset esophageal adenocarcinoma is increasing, and patients present at more advanced stages compared with older patients, according to a study published online Dec. 11 in Cancer Epidemiology,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Esophageal Cancer on the Rise Among the Young: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 22, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Esophageal Cancer on the Rise Among the Young: Study
TUESDAY, Dec. 22, 2020 -- Esophageal cancer is increasing among young Americans, and they're more likely to be diagnosed with advanced disease, according to a new study. Esophageal cancer accounts for about 1% of U.S. cancer diagnoses, and just... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 22, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Esophageal Cancer on the Rise Among the Young: Study
Title: Esophageal Cancer on the Rise Among the Young: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/22/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/22/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - December 22, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Esophageal Cancer Incidence Up in Young Adults
Esophageal Cancer Incidence Up in Adults Under Age 50 (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 22, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Esophageal Cancer Incidence Up in Adults Under Age 50 Esophageal Cancer Incidence Up in Adults Under Age 50
Researchers found that 84.9% of cases diagnosed in younger adults were at regional or distant stages. This compares with 77.6% and 67.8% of cases in those aged 50-69 and 70 and older, respectively.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 21, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma is increasing in younger adults
(American Association for Cancer Research) Esophageal adenocarcinoma is occurring more frequently in adults under age 50, and these younger adults are more likely to be diagnosed at advanced stages. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Four-week cancer treatment delay raises death risk by 10% – study
Concern for NHS cancer patients after record numbers miss treatment due to pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDelaying cancer treatment by just four weeks increases the risk of death by up to 10%, according to new research that shows the devastating impact of missed NHS treatment targets due to Covid.Earlier this year, Dr Ajay Aggarwal at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine estimated that diagnostic delays caused by lockdown measures and changes to patient behaviour as a result of Covid-19 would result in3,500 avoidable deaths from breast, lung, oesophageal or bowel can...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Science correspondent Tags: Cancer Health Society NHS Bowel cancer Breast cancer Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Science UK news Source Type: news

Oesophageal cancer symptoms: Prolonged indigestion could be a sign of the deadly disease
OESOPHAGEAL cancer occurs when abnormal cells multiply uncontrollably in the food pipe . This is the passageway between the mouth to the stomach. Prolonged indigestion could be a sign of the deadly disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New 'sponge on a string' test can pick up early signs of oesophageal cancer
The one-minute procedure, which can be carried out by a GP or a nurse, involves swallowing a pill containing a sponge-like material attached to a piece of thread. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Icotinib Plus Radiotherapy Ups Survival in Elderly With Esophageal Cancer Icotinib Plus Radiotherapy Ups Survival in Elderly With Esophageal Cancer
Icotinib with concurrent radiotherapy (RT) boosts survival and may have other benefits compared to RT alone in elderly patients with unresectable esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, according to Chinese researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - October 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Oncotarget: Geriatric nutritional risk index - prognostic marker of esophageal carcinoma
(Impact Journals LLC) Oncotarget Volume 11, Issue 29 reported that In multivariate analyses, serum albumin, GNRI, pathological tumor-node-metastasis stage, and tumor differentiation were independent prognostic factors for CSS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 16, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

AI aids detection of metastasis on bone scintigraphy
An artificial intelligence (AI) model was able to help nuclear medicine physicians...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI algorithm detects COVID, flu, other pneumonia Screening saves lives of women with high-risk tumors AMVC Fall 2020: AI can reshape radiology post-COVID-19 CT radiomics predicts esophageal cancer outcomes What will be the killer apps for AI in MRI? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 14, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Breakthrough in treatment of cancer which killed Inspector Morse star John Thaw
Actor John Thaw, star of ITV's long-running series Inspector Morse, survived just eight months after being diagnosed with oesophageal cancer. He died in 2002, aged 60. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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 - March 31, 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 25, 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 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Cancer research Health Medical research World news Science Society UK news Source Type: news