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Cernostics Announces Leadership Team Expansion
New Commercial Leader Positions Company for Continued Success and Growth BETHLEHEM and PITTSBURGH, Pa., Sept. 12, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Cernostics, a privately-held diagnostics company focused on delivering next-generation c... Diagnostics, Oncology, Personnel Cernostics, TissueCypher, Barrett's Esophagus, esophageal cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Drinks industry accused of downplaying 'alcohol-cancer risk'
Conclusion This qualitative analysis aimed to determine the accuracy of health information circulated by the alcohol industry on the links between alcohol and cancer. It found the industry and affiliated organisations use three main approaches: denial of the link between alcohol and cancer misinterpretation of the risk distraction by focusing on other risk factors This analysis highlights how these strategies could be detrimental to public health. Of course, it's possible, given this data was collected in 2016, that some of the websites and documents analysed by the researchers have since been updated. Regardless, the...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

MIRO: Minimally Invasive Surgery for Esophageal Cancer MIRO: Minimally Invasive Surgery for Esophageal Cancer
Patients with resectable esophageal cancer should undergo hybrid minimally invasive surgery, urge experts after a trial showed it markedly reduce postoperative morbidity vs open surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Consider plant-based diet for treating reflux symptoms
PPIs no better than plant-based Mediterranean diet plus alkaline water at improving LPR symptoms, research suggests Related items fromOnMedica Oesophageal and stomach cancer linked to early adulthood overweight Plant protein consumption linked to increased longevity Plant-based diet not always best for heart health (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 8, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

MIRO trial: 3-year outcomes favor laparoscopic surgery for esophageal cancer
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Patients requiring surgery for esophageal cancer fare better after undergoing a hybrid minimally invasive esophagectomy compared to an open esophagectomy, according to long-term results of the MIRO trial to be presented at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 4, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

CSA Medical wins another FDA expansion for TruFreeze cryotherapy
Endoscopic cryo-ablation company CSA Medical said today it won expanded FDA 510(k) clearance for its TruFreeze spray cryotherapy system, now cleared for use on patients with Barrett’s esophagus with low grade dysplasia. With the clearance, the device is now approved for both low and high grade dysplasia as well as malignancies, the Boston-based company said. “Over the past few years, studies have underscored the potential risk for Barrett’s esophagus with low grade dysplasia to progress to esophageal adenocarcinoma. Intervening at this level of dysplasia has become common practice and is recogni...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Regulatory/Compliance CSA Medical Inc. Source Type: news

CSA Medical Announces Expansion of truFreeze(R) Label to Include Barrett's Esophagus with Low Grade Dysplasia
From Barrett's Esophagus to Malignancy - Only truFreeze® BOSTON, Aug. 31, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- CSA Medical announced on Thursday, the expansion of its truFreeze® label with the addition of Barrett's Esophagus with l... Devices, Interventional, FDA CSA Medical, truFreeze, Barrett's Esophagus, cryotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 31, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ICR researchers discover use of ibrutinib drug to attack oesophageal cancer cells
Scientists from the UK Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) have identified an existing drug, ibrutinib, which could be effective against oesophageal cancers. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

In Esophageal Cancer, Women Have Stronger Responses In Esophageal Cancer, Women Have Stronger Responses
Chemoradiotherapy followed by surgery is standard of care for locally advanced esophageal cancer, but how the sexes respond to treatment is not uniform.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cancer survival: Current treatment for THIS deadly type works better in women
CANCER treatment tends to be the same for men and women, but a new study on oesophageal cancer has found that treating genders differently may be more effective. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oesophageal cancer breakthrough: New way to attack deadly cells revealed
OESOPHAGEAL cancer - or cancer of the gullet - could be treated with a existing drug in a new way, experts have found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Females Show Better Response to CRT in Esophageal Cancer
Females more often had complete, nearly complete pathologic response to induction tx; less recurrence (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Large study reveals women have superior response to esophageal cancer treatment
(Elsevier) Female patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer that is treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy before surgery are more likely to have a favorable response to the treatment than male patients are, and women are less likely to experience cancer recurrence, according to a study published online today in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists uncover a deadly 'addiction' in esophageal cancer
(Institute of Cancer Research) Scientists have discovered a new way of attacking esophageal cancer cells that could make use of an existing drug in a new approach to treatment. Their study discovered a genetic weakness or 'Achilles' heel' in esophageal cancer cells that makes them particularly sensitive to a drug called ibrutinib which is already used to treat blood cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Periodontal Disease Linked to Certain Cancer Types
In this interview we discuss a recent study that linked periodontal disease with an increased cancer risk, specifically melanoma and cancers of the lung, breast, esophagus, and gallbladder. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jean Wactawski-Wende, PhD Source Type: news

'Junk food' may increase cancer risk in 'healthy weight' women
"Women who eat junk food such as burgers or pizza are increasing their risk of cancer even if they're not overweight, new research has warned," reports the Daily Mail. The story is based on research from the US looking at the diet of postmenopausal women in the 1990s and then tracking the development of a variety of cancers over about 15 years. "Junk food" is often defined as food that is rich in calories (energy dense food) but low in nutrients. Having a diet high in energy dense foods, such as biscuits, chocolate and pizza was found to increase the risk of cancer in these women, specifically in those ...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Men more likely the target for esophageal cancer
About 17,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with esophageal cancer each year – more than 13,000 are men. It affects the esophagus – a long tube that sends food and liquids from your throat to your stomach. Esophageal cancer can make it difficult to eat and affect your quality of life. Here are ways how to reduce your risk of the disease. Age, gender, race, and weight a re risk factors – The most common type of esophageal cancer is called adenocarcinoma. It begins in the lower part of the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 14, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Dr. Ghulam Abbas Source Type: news

Men more likely the target for esophageal cancer
About 17,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with esophageal cancer each year – more than 13,000 are men. It affects the esophagus – a long tube that sends food and liquids from your throat to your stomach. Esophageal cancer can make it difficult to eat and affect your quality of life. Here are ways how to reduce your risk of the disease. Age, gender, race, and weight a re risk factors – The most common type of esophageal cancer is called adenocarcinoma. It begins in the lower part of the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 14, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dr. Ghulam Abbas Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: August 11, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Xtant Medical’s 510(k) extension to Varian Medical’s distribution deal, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. FDA extends Xtant Medical’s 510(k) for Calix C spinal implant Xtant Medical announced in an Aug. 9 press release that the FDA has cleared its product line extensions for the Calix-C cervical inter body cages. The clearance allows for two larger footprints to be added for use with allograft. The Calix-C Cervical Interbody Spacer is designed for spinal fusion procedures at level one in patients who are skeletally m...
Source: Mass Device - August 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Oncology Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Surgical Apifix Cardiac Science Hip Innovation Life Spine Inc. MedTech Pentax Medical Varian Medical Systems Xtant M Source Type: news

Robots offer key advantages in esophageal surgery
(Allina Health) Robotics provide better visuals and allow lymph node removal with fewer incisions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

First patient treated with Biostage ’ s esophageal implant
Biostage (NSDQ:BSTG) touted today the first patient use of its Cellspan esophageal implant. The Holliston, Mass.-based company said that the regenerative implant was used in a 75-year old male patient, who has a life-threatening cancerous mass in his chest. Surgeons removed the portion of his esophagus affected by the cancer and Biostage’s implant was used to reconstruct the organ. The patient is alive three months after his surgery on May 4, according to Biostage. “We are encouraged by the ongoing success of the Cellspan esophageal implant in our first in-patient case, and we look forward to additional opportu...
Source: Mass Device - August 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Implants Oncology Regenerative Medicine Biostage Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: Ongoing safety review of oral osteoporosis drugs (bisphosphonates) and potential increased risk of esophageal cancer
[07-21-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is continuing to review data from published studies to evaluate whether use of oral bisphosphonate drugs is associated with an increased risk of cancer of the esophagus (esophageal cancer). (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - August 4, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Gum Disease Tied to Cancer Risk in Older Women
Periodontal disease was associated with an increased risk of esophageal and gallbladder cancers, cancers of the breast and lung, and melanoma. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Smoking and Tobacco Teeth and Dentistry Gums (Mouth) Cancer Gallbladder Melanomas Source Type: news

Periodontal Disease History Linked to Increased Cancer Risk
For older women, risk of total cancer, melanoma, and breast, lung, esophagus, gallbladder cancers up (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Gum Disease May Be Linked to Cancer Risk in Older Women
Esophageal, breast and lung cancer, among others, seen in postmenopausal women in large study (Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - August 2, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Gum Disease Linked to Cancer Risk in Older Women?
Esophageal, breast and lung cancer, among others, seen in postmenopausal women in large study (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Women with gum disease may need to watch out for cancer
A new study finds associations between gum disease in women over 54 and many different types of cancer, including gallbladder cancer and esophageal cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Gum Disease May Be Linked to Cancer Risk in Older Women
Esophageal, breast and lung cancer, among others, seen in postmenopausal women in large study (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Dentistry, News, Source Type: news

Gum Disease May Be Linked to Cancer Risk in Older Women
Esophageal, breast and lung cancer, among others, seen in postmenopausal women in large study Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer, Gum Disease, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gum disease raises the risk of cancer by up to 14%
Researchers from the University of Buffalo found that periodontal disease is significantly associated with an increased risk of developing esophageal and gallbladder cancer in postmenopausal women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Results of NRG-RTOG 0436 highlight need for biomarkers in treatment of esophageal cancer
(NRG Oncology) NRG-RTOG 0436 has determined that adding an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor to a chemo-radiation regimen does not improve overall survival for patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer treated in a non-operative manner. These results are reported in 'Effect of the Addition of Cetuximab to Paclitaxel, Cisplatin, and Radiation Therapy for Patients with Esophageal Cancer -- The NRG Oncology RTOG 0436 Phase 3 Randomized Clinical Trial,' which was recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The six deadliest cancers: THIS is how long patients are expected to live
PANCREATIC cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, oesophageal cancer - or cancer of the gullet - and stomach cancer are among the deadliest forms of cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The six deadliest cancers: How long patients are expected to live REVEALED
PANCREATIC cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, oesophageal cancer - or cancer of the gullet - and stomach cancer are among the deadliest forms of cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CSA Medical wins expanded FDA nod for TruFreeze system
Endoscopic cryo-ablation company CSA Medical said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for a 3rd spray kit, the rapid AV spray kit, for its TruFreeze system. The Boston-based company’s TruFreeze system is designed as a cryosurgical tool designed for use in dermatology, gynecology, general surgery and to ablate benign and malignant lesions. The newly cleared addition is designed to shorten the time to liquid nitrogen spray by 50%, the company said. The company touted the TruFreeze device as the only ablation technology designed to ablate Barrett’s Esophagus with a high grade dysplasia or cancers as such a...
Source: Mass Device - July 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Catheters Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance CSA Medical Inc. Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: July 14, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Novarad touting its VR-surgical guidance system to Zynex paying off its $2.2M loan, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Stimwave announces first patient in Brazil Stimwave announced in a July 5 press release that its first patients in Brazil have received Stimwave’s wireless pain relief device treatment for chronic pain. The patients are expected to receive the neuromodulation treatment as an alternative to opioid pain relief. The devices created by Stimwave deliver small pulses of energy to specific nerves to trigger a reac...
Source: Mass Device - July 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Clinical Trials Diabetes Diagnostics Imaging Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Pain Management Research & Development American Red Cross Nemaura Medical Novarad Owlstone Medical Stimwave Tactical Medical Zynex Inc. Source Type: news

Adding Cetuximab in Esophageal Cancer Fails to Improve Survival
Use of the EGFR inhibitor cetuximab with chemoradiation did not improve survival in patients with esophageal carcinoma compared with chemoradiation alone, according to the results of the phase III RTOG 0436 trial. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Esophageal Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer FUELLED by drinking alcohol: Are YOU putting yourself at risk?
BOWEL cancer and oesophageal cancer are two of a group of digestive cancers which are being fuelled in Europe by over-consumption of alcohol. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: It's being fuelled by drinking THIS many alcoholic drinks per day
BOWEL cancer and oesophageal cancer are two of a group of digestive cancers which are being fuelled in Europe by over-consumption of alcohol. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol consumption putting vast majority of Europeans at risk of digestive cancers
(Spink Health) Alcohol& Digestive Cancers, a report launched today by United European Gastroenterology, revealed that the average daily intake of alcoholic drinks was 'moderate' (between 1 and 4 drinks per day) in all 28 EU states, placing these citizens at a heightened risk of both colorectal and esophageal cancer. No countries within the EU were found to have 'light' alcohol consumption (on average, less than 1 alcoholic drink per day per capita). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Oesophageal cancer symptoms - eleven signs you could have cancer of the gullet
OESOPHAGEAL cancer starts in oesophagus, also known as the gullet. While it doesn ’t cause symptoms at first, the disease can cause, among others, difficulty swallowing. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Penn gastroenterologists receive funding to continue research partnership on Barrett's Esophagus
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) A research group in the division of Gastroenterology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has received a National Cancer Institute grant to extend a Barrett's Esophagus translational research network with Columbia University and the Mayo Clinic until 2022. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 29, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

As One Type of Esophageal Cancer Declines, Another Rises Sharply As One Type of Esophageal Cancer Declines, Another Rises Sharply
Even as the incidence of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) continues to decline in most countries, the incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) is rising to at least a comparable extent, according to a new study of 12 nations.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Oesophageal cancer
This Seminar aims to provide insights into the current clinical management, ongoing controversies, and future needs in oesophageal cancer. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Real Stories Of Americans Who Will Be Affected By The Proposed Changes To The ACA — And What YOU Can Do To Fight
With the proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 20 million Americans are at risk of losing their health care coverage. A survey, conducted by Brunswick Partners, found that “75 percent of Americans agree that the proposed changes to Medicaid in the AHCA are a bad idea. And that we should not allow 14 million Americans to become uninsured even if there is a potential to reduce Medicaid spending. These results are significant because they find majorities of Americans identifying as conservatives (55 percent), moderates (82 percent) and liberals (90 percent) are opposed to the AHCA’s Medicaid pro...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Fallen Expert Who Trained Tanzania Docs On Ebola Sorely Missed
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The medical community in Tanzania is still mourning the loss of a veteran specialist, Dr Simon Ntabaguzi--an expert in infectious diseases who succumbed to cancer of the oesophagus last week at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), at the age of 59. He is survived by two children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Endoscopic Therapy in Barrett Esophagus and Early Cancer
This video reviews the use of endoscopic therapy for the management of Barrett esophagus and early esophageal cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 4, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Prateek Sharma, MD Tags: Conferences/ASCO Conferences/ASCO Street Team Esophageal Cancer Videos Gastrointestinal Cancers Source Type: news

Case Western Reserve University receives $6 million to study Barrett's Esophagus
(Case Western Reserve University) The National Cancer Institute recently awarded a $6 million grant to the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to continue research on Barrett's Esophagus, a potentially fatal condition caused by long-term acid reflux. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Texas scientists: Sugar fuels various forms of cancer
University of Texas researchers have shown that squamous cell carcinoma, which can be found in the lungs, cervix and oesophagus, thrives off high amounts of glucose. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sugar IS fuelling various forms of cancer
University of Texas researchers have shown that squamous cell carcinoma, which can be found in the lungs, cervix and oesophagus, thrives off high amounts of glucose. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expanding waistline linked to an increased risk of cancer
Conclusion This study provides more evidence of the link between excess body fat and 10 cancers. Though the percentage increases sound large, it's important to put these results into context. For example, the baseline risk of postmenopausal cancer was 2.2% – it occurred in 555 of the 24,751 women in the study. For women who hadn't used hormone therapy, this would increase to a risk of 2.7% if they had a BMI of 30 compared with 26, or a waist circumference of 95cm compared with 84cm. This accounts for only an extra 5 cases in every 1,000 women. This large study involved older adults from European countries, so ...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Obesity Source Type: news