Results of early endoscopic exam critical for assessment of Barrett's patients
(American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) A new study indicates that both high-grade abnormal cellular changes (dysplasia) and esophageal adenocarcinoma (a form of cancer) have increased in the last 25 years among people with a digestive condition known as Barrett's esophagus. The study report, Increasing prevalence of high-grade dysplasia and adenocarcinoma on index endoscopy in Barrett's esophagus over the past 2 decades, is published in the February issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why lemons are a cheap but effective way to maintain good oral hygiene
(Natural News) Maintaining good oral hygiene does not need expensive mouthwash or toothpaste. Instead, use lemons. Lemons and other citrus fruits have been associated with many health benefits, such as a lowered risk for gastrointestinal and esophageal cancer, and cardiovascular diseases. In a recent study, it was also revealed that the extract of the rind... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father of two dies from cancer after doctors missed throat tumour
Ryan Greenan, from Wester Hailes in Edinburgh, was just 35 when he died last month because of oesophageal cancer which spread to his lungs and liver before he was finally diagnosed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father of two dies from cancer after doctors missed brain tumour
Ryan Greenan, from Wester Hailes in Edinburgh, was just 35 when he died last month because of oesophageal cancer which spread to his lungs and liver before he was finally diagnosed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mapping oesophageal cancer genes leads to new drug targets
(Cancer Research UK) Mutations that cause oesophageal adenocarcinoma (OAC) have been mapped in unprecedented detail -- unveiling that more than half could be targeted by drugs currently in trials for other cancer types. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 4, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a benign esophageal stricture?
A benign esophageal stricture is a gradual narrowing of the esophagus that has no medical links to cancer. Learn more about the condition here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

New Device Finds Patients at Risk for Esophageal Cancer New Device Finds Patients at Risk for Esophageal Cancer
A novel esophageal sampling device identifies patients at risk for esophageal cancer without standard endoscopy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cancer warning - do you have this feeling in your throat while eating? Hidden tumour signs
CANCER symptoms vary depending on which part o the body is affected by a tumour. You could be at risk of deadly tumour signs if you have this feeling in your throat while swallowing your food. Symptoms of oesophageal cancer revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Endoscopic Resection Brings Excitement to Esophageal Cancer Treatment
Cancer Network spoke with Dr. Daniela Molena about the advancements in the treatment of esophageal cancer, including the safety and importance of endoscopic resection for the disease. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 23, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Daniela Molena, MD Source Type: news

Test for esophageal cancer could save millions of lives
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Cancer of the esophagus claims more than 400,000 lives around the world each year. With no efficient, reliable method of screening for the disease, by the time symptoms become apparent, it's often too late to save the patient. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adjuvant Durvalumab Beneficial in Esophageal/GEJ Cancer?
Cancer Network spoke with Dr. Hirva Mamdani about the role and efficacy of adjuvant durvalumab in patients with Esophageal/GEJ Cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 22, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hirva Mamdani, MD Source Type: news

New Standard of Care in PD-L1+ Esophageal Cancer? New Standard of Care in PD-L1+ Esophageal Cancer?
Patients with advanced esophageal cancer who have a high level of PD-L1 showed improved survival on poembrolizumab compared to standard chemotherapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Keytruda Extends OS in Advanced Esophageal Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Improvement over chemo seen in second-line for PD-L1 expressing tumors (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 18, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Pembrolizumab Extends OS in Advanced Esophageal Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Improvement over chemo seen in second-line for PD-L1 expressing tumors (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 18, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

A New Standard of Care for Some Advanced Esophageal Cancer Patients
Pembrolizumab showed promise in the second-line setting for patients with metastatic esophageal cancer and high PD-L1 expression. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Mapping residual esophageal tumors -- a glimpse into the future?
(Osaka University) Esophageal cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer-associated death and continues to have a very poor prognosis. Although tissue samples from esophageal cancer patients are examined after treatment, current methods do not provide a reliable picture of treatment outcome. Researchers at Osaka University developed a typing system based on residual tumor patterns to predict long-term treatment outcomes and design individual treatment protocols for esophageal cancer patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 10, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Less Invasive Surgery Wins in Esophageal Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Large reduction in major complications at 1 month out (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 9, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Fewer Complications Found With Hybrid Surgery for Esophageal Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 -- Hybrid minimally invasive esophagectomy results in lower incidence of intraoperative and postoperative major complications compared with open esophagectomy for esophageal cancer, according to a study published in the Jan.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Breath Test To Detect Multiple Cancers Early Begins Large Trial
(CNN) — A breathalyzer designed to detect multiple cancers early is being tested in the UK. Several illnesses are known to create signature smells from the body, including typhoid fever reported to smell like baked bread and the aroma of acetone, said to be similar to rotten apples, on the breath of diabetics. Recent research has also shown that a person’s breath could also indicate the presence of cancer. To test this theory, Cancer Research UK have launched a two-year trial into a clinical device, called the Breath Biopsy, to find out if exhaled airborne molecules can be useful for cancer detection. (Image cr...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cancer CNN Local TV Source Type: news

Excess Weight Contributes to More Than 7 Percent of Cancers
The highest rates of weight-associated cancer are in the South, the Midwest, Alaska and Washington, D.C.; the lowest were in the Mountain States, New England and Hawaii. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Cancer Weight Esophageal Cancer Liver Cancer Source Type: news

E: Excess Weight Contributes to More Than 7 Percent of Cancers
The highest rates of weight-associated cancer are in the South, the Midwest, Alaska and Washington, D.C.; the lowest were in the Mountain States, New England and Hawaii. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Cancer Weight Esophageal Cancer Liver Cancer Source Type: news

Topics in Anti-Cancer Research
(Bentham Science Publishers) The seventh volume of the series covers topics such as drug delivery, new avenues for treatment of esophageal cancer and the role of nutrigenomics in finding new therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pembrolizumab Shows Modest Activity in Advanced Esophageal Cancer Pembrolizumab Shows Modest Activity in Advanced Esophageal Cancer
Pembrolizumab benefits a minority of heavily pretreated patients with advanced metastatic adenocarcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus, according to an open-label phase 2 trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Halve your chances of dying from cancer by supplementing with selenium
(Natural News) You can prevent cancer naturally by taking selenium supplements. Many studies have reported that selenium protects you from prostate cancer and colorectal cancer — two of the most common forms of cancer. Selenium deficiency has been linked to two to three times increase in overall cancer risk, particularly bladder, esophagus, lung, stomach, and liver cancers.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Cancer Incidence The Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Cancer Incidence
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that reviews the risk for hormone-related, colorectal, and esophageal cancers following bariatric surgery.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Genome offers clues to esophageal cancer disparity
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A change in the genome of Caucasians could explain much-higher rates of the most common type of esophageal cancer in this population, a new study finds. It suggests a possible target for prevention strategies, which preliminary work suggests could involve flavonoids derived from cranberries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: How Alcohol May Raise Cancer Risk
-- Alcohol use has been associated with cancers of the mouth, throat, voice box, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum and breast, the American Cancer Society says. The society describes how alcohol can affect the body, noting that the more you drink,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Chemotherapy Toxicity Differs by Sex in Esophageal Cancer
A large pooled analysis of individuals with advanced esophageal cancer showed men and women have different side effects to chemotherapy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - December 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Christina Bennett, MS Source Type: news

Does work stress increase cancer risk?
(Wiley) In an International Journal of Cancer study of data on more than 280,000 people from North America and Europe, work stress was associated with a significantly increased risk of colorectal, esophagus, and lung cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Finding the right drug, dose for cancer therapy through pharmacogenomics
Each year, nearly 300,000 patients receive the lifesaving chemotherapy 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) to treat many types of cancer, including colorectal, breast, bowel, skin, pancreatic, and esophageal cancer. While it can be an effective treatment, it doesn?t work for everyone. In fact, up to 30 percent of those who receive the standard dose can have serious, life-threatening [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Moringa displays powerful antiproliferative effects on cancer cells
(Natural News) A South African study concluded that moringa (Moringa oleifera) has antiproliferative activity against at least one type of cancer, adding yet another reason to incorporate the vegetable in your diet. The study looked at the effects of moringa on esophageal cancer, a type of cancer diagnosed in many members of South Africa’s black population.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moringa shows powerful antiproliferative effects on cancer cells
(Natural News) A South African study concluded that moringa (Moringa oleifera) has antiproliferative activity against at least one type of cancer, adding yet another reason to incorporate the vegetable in your diet. The study looked at the effects of moringa on esophageal cancer, a type of cancer diagnosed in many members of South Africa’s black population.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Injury threshold of oral contact with hot foods and method for its sensory evaluation - Lachenmeier DW, Lachenmeier W.
Epidemiological studies indicate an increased risk of esophageal cancer from the consumption of very hot foods and beverages. The contact time and the contact temperature are decisive for the risk of injury. However, measuring the contact temperature is no... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Kenya: Cancer of the Oesophagus is Kenya's Deadliest
[Nation] Oesophagus cancer is now the leading killer in Kenya, overtaking cervix, breast, stomach and prostate cancers, according to recent data from World Health Organisation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Somatic mutant clones colonize the human esophagus with age
The extent to which cells in normal tissues accumulate mutations throughout life is poorly understood. Some mutant cells expand into clones that can be detected by genome sequencing. We mapped mutant clones in normal esophageal epithelium from nine donors (age range, 20 to 75 years). Somatic mutations accumulated with age and were caused mainly by intrinsic mutational processes. We found strong positive selection of clones carrying mutations in 14 cancer genes, with tens to hundreds of clones per square centimeter. In middle-aged and elderly donors, clones with cancer-associated mutations covered much of the epithelium, wi...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Martincorena, I., Fowler, J. C., Wabik, A., Lawson, A. R. J., Abascal, F., Hall, M. W. J., Cagan, A., Murai, K., Mahbubani, K., Stratton, M. R., Fitzgerald, R. C., Handford, P. A., Campbell, P. J., Saeb-Parsy, K., Jones, P. H. Tags: Genetics, Medicine, Diseases r-articles Source Type: news

Kenya: Miraa, Hot Tea, Mursik Blamed For Cancer Cases
[Nation] Taking hot tea while chewing miraa and frequent drinking of mursik (fermented milk) are the leading causes of cancer of the oesophagus or food pipe in Northern Kenya and Rift Valley respectively. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Keytruda hits the mark in another late-stage cancer trial
Merck ’s top-selling Keytruda has proven effective in yet another phase 3 trial, this time with esophageal cancer. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - November 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Merck drug Keytruda succeeds in late-stage esophageal cancer trial
Merck& Co's blockbuster drug Keytruda met the main goal of a late-stage trial testing the treatment in patients with cancers of the digestive tract, the U.S. drugmaker said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Patients with cancers of the gullet, stomach and bowel respond well to new anti-HER2 drug
(ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation) An antibody that binds simultaneously to two distinct regions of the HER2 receptor to block the growth of cancer cells has shown promising signs of anti-tumor activity in a number of cancers including those of the gullet (esophagus), stomach and bowel. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cook Medical inks deal to distribute Taewoong Medical Niti-S esophageal stents
Cook Medical said today that it inked a collaborative deal with South Korean Taewoong Medical to distribute a selection of the company’s stents in the U.S. The deal includes Taewoong’s Niti-S Through The Scope esophageal stent, which is the flagship product of the company’s Niti-S self-expandable line of metal gastrointestinal stents, Cook said. The Niti-S TTS esophageal stent is intended for use in treating certain esophageal strictures caused by malignant tumors, Bloomington, Ind.-based Cook Medical said. The system is deployed through a 10.5 French delivery system which Cook said is unique to the ...
Source: Mass Device - November 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Stents Cook Medical taewoongmedical Source Type: news

Is Controversy Over NCRT Plus Surgery Warranted in Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma?
A new study adds to evidence examining whether neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy plus surgery improves survival vs surgery alone in locally advanced ESCC. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 31, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Source Type: news

Expect Boston Scientific to Keep Rounding Out Its Portfolio with M & amp;A
 Boston Scientific has been on quite the shopping spree in 2018. The Marlborough, MA-based company has announced eight acquisitions since the beginning of the year, plus a hefty investment in Millipede, which is likely to lead to an acquisition within the next year or so. Naturally, the company's aggressive M&A strategy has attracted attention from industry analysts who are eager to see if this spree will continue in 2019. During the company's third-quarter earnings call on Thursday, CFO Daniel Brennan said Boston Scientific still has a "tremendous amount" of financial flexibility. Loo...
Source: MDDI - October 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Middle-aged people have MORE cancer-causing mutant cells than normal ones, shock study reveals
Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK, found that in the oesophagus alone, up to 80 per cent of cells contain mutations that have the potential to cause cancer even if they seem healthy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does gut microbiota hold the key to improved diagnosis and treatment of esophageal cancer?
(Spink Health) Researchers from Italy directed by Professor Cammarota have found a unique pattern of microbes living in the esophagus of people with esophageal cancer or Barrett's esophagus, which could potentially be used to identify at-risk individuals and pave the way for new types of treatment in the future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mutant cells colonize our tissues over our lifetime
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) By the time we reach middle age, more than half of the oesophagus in healthy people has been taken over by cells carrying mutations in cancer genes, scientists have uncovered. By studying normal oesophagus tissue, scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, MRC Cancer Unit, University of Cambridge and their collaborators uncovered a hidden world of mutations and evolution in our tissues as we age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Women may experience more side effects than men during gastric cancer chemotherapy
(The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust) Women may experience certain chemotherapy side-effects including nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, mouth ulceration and hair loss more frequently than men, according to a new analysis of oesophageal and stomach cancer patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer-associated mutations are common in normal human esophagus
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Unexpectedly, a new study finds that cancer-associated genetic mutations are surprisingly common in aged, healthy esophageal epithelium tissue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Noncolorectal Gastrointestinal Cancer | Medscape Noncolorectal Gastrointestinal Cancer | Medscape
Noncolorectal gastrointestinal cancers include pancreatic, hepatobiliary, gastric, small bowel, and esophageal cancer. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news