Exercise May Lower Risk of Esophageal Cancer
Title: Exercise May Lower Risk of Esophageal CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/14/2013 9:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - October 14, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Gastroesophageal Cancer Tied to Weight as a Teen (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Israelis who were overweight as teenagers were more likely to have esophageal or gastroesophageal junction cancers later in life, researchers reported. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - October 14, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Adolescent's weight, socioeconomic status may affect cancer later in life
(Wiley) Overweight adolescents were twice as likely as their normal weight peers to later develop esophageal cancer in a recent study from Israel. The study, which is published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, also found that lower socioeconomic status as well as immigration from higher risk countries were important determinants of gastric cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 14, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Weight and social status in teens affects later cancer risk
Risk of esophageal cancer twice as high, study showsRelated items from OnMedicaDoctors overlook obesity link to cancerUterine cancer obesity linkBeing obese for longer worsens cardio risk factorsObese teens prone to severe obesity later in lifeWeight-loss device helps obese adolescents (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 14, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Overweight Teen Years Tied to Later Cancer Risk
Overweight teens are at increased for developing esophageal cancer later in life, new research says. Esophageal cancer occurs when a tumor develops in the tube that connects the throat with the stomach. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - October 14, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Overweight Teen Years Tied to Later Cancer Risk
Study found too much weight may be connected to esophageal disease (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - October 14, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Exercise May Lower Risk of Esophageal Cancer
But review author says other lifestyle factors may also be at play (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - October 14, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study identifies 4 genetic variants linked to esophageal cancer and Barrett's esophagus
(Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) An international consortium co-led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Australia has identified four genetic variants associated with an increased risk of esophageal cancer and its precursor, a condition called Barrett's esophagus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 13, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Pathway links heartburn and esophageal cancer
Got heartburn? More than 60 million adults in the U.S. have acid reflux, or heartburn, and approximately 10 percent are at risk for developing esophageal cancer, due in part to complications from Barrett's esophagus. But researchers at Rhode Island Hospital discovered a pathway they believe links Barrett's esophagus to the development of esophageal cancer. Their data suggest that blocking this pathway, such as with a proton pump inhibitor (e.g. omeprazole), may prevent the development of esophageal cancer... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Acid Reflux / GERD Source Type: news

Rhode Island Hospital uncovers pathway linking heartburn and esophageal cancer
(Lifespan) More than 60 million adults in the US have acid reflux, or heartburn, and approximately 10 percent are at risk for developing esophageal cancer, due in part to complications from Barrett's esophagus. But researchers at Rhode Island Hospital discovered a pathway they believe links Barrett's esophagus to the development of esophageal cancer. Their data suggest that blocking this pathway, such as with a proton pump inhibitor (e.g., omeprazole), may prevent the development of esophageal cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 7, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Barrett's esophagus treated effectively by Radiofrequency ablation
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) leads to remission for 91 percent of patients with dysplastic Barrett's esophagus, according to new figures published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. Dysplastic Barrett's esophagus is the most serious grade of the condition in which precancerous cells are detected in the esophagus... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Mortality variations after surgery for oesophageal and gastric cancers
A pilot study has shown large variations between European countries in patient survival after surgery for oesophageal and gastric cancers. The 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECC2013) [1] heard that the reasons for these differences are not clear and cannot be explained simply in terms of the volume of patients treated at each hospital... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Surgery Source Type: news

Quarterly Update for Jefferson Digital Commons: July – September 2013
The July-September 2013 quarter ends with a total of 8,233 assets, 1,565,650 downloads and 345 new assets added to the Jefferson Digital Commons.  Currently, the most downloaded asset is the handout Obtaining Full-Text Articles When Searching PubMed with 163 downloads. View the complete quarterly inventory. The JDC continues to grow. The two charts below show the growth in assets added and total downloads since December 2012. Highlighted additions from the past quarter: Revisit two presentations by Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, who on September 24 was named a 2013 MacArthur Fellow. At the Jefferson School of Population Heal...
Source: What's New on JEFFLINE - October 2, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: lgm002 Tags: All News Clinicians Researchers Students Teaching Faculty Source Type: news

Tight belts are unlikely to give you throat cancer
Conclusion This was a small, short-term, and highly technical study which measured certain changes in the junction of the oesophagus and stomach in volunteers, half of whom were obese. It found that wearing a weight-lifter’s belt and a greater waist circumference was associated with changes in the lining of the oesophagus at the junction between the oesophagus and the stomach. These changes are associated with an increased risk of cancer, but the researchers did not set out to find if belts or obesity caused cancer. The researchers also found that volunteers wearing a waist belt had more signs of acid reflux in thi...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Variations in death rates after surgery for oesophageal and gastric cancers
(ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation) A pilot study has shown large variations between European countries in patient survival after surgery for oesophageal and gastric cancers. The 2013 European Cancer Congress will hear today (Tuesday) that the reasons for these differences are not clear and cannot be explained simply in terms of the volume of patients treated at each hospital. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Is being married 'better than chemo' for cancer?
Conclusion The findings of this study suggest that the close support often provided by marriage may make a difference to the stage at which cancer is diagnosed, whether it is treated appropriately and whether the patient survives the disease. However, as the authors point out it had several limitations: it did not take account of unmarried, cohabiting partners. This group would have been classified as unmarried, yet they might be expected to show similar benefits in cancer outcomes to those who are married – however as the researchers pointed out, as the study mainly involved older American citizens, demographic f...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Endoscopic Surveillance for Esophageal AdenocarcinomasEndoscopic Surveillance for Esophageal Adenocarcinomas
Is endoscopic surveillance of patients with Barrett's esophagus associated with a decreased risk of death from esophageal adenocarcinoma? Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

HPV, Barrett's Dysplasia, and Esophageal AdenocarcinomaHPV, Barrett's Dysplasia, and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma
Are patients with HPV at an increased risk for esophageal diseases, such as Barrett esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma? The American Journal of Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Heartburn - A Major Health Concern?
For many people, an episode heartburn is just a harmless nuisance. It may be uncomfortable while it's happening, but nothing to worry about. Right? Chronic heartburn, especially if it isn't treated properly, has been linked to esophageal cancer. Heartburn is considered to be chronic if it occurs 2 or more times per week. Other complications of chronic heartburn can be: Barrett's esophagus erosive esophagitis esophageal strictures You can lessen your risk of experiencing one of these complications with the following steps: Make the necessary lifestyle changes Follow these ten suggestions to significantly reduce...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - September 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PET Not Proven in Esophageal Cancer, Says German ReportPET Not Proven in Esophageal Cancer, Says German Report
The conclusion about staging and restaging could surprise some experts, the report suggests. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Benefit of PET or PET/CT in oesophageal cancer is not proven
(Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care) The importance of positron emission tomography in oesophageal cancer, alone or in combination with computed tomography, is unclear due to a lack of comparative studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 28, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New grant supports young investigators committed to gastric and esophageal cancer research
(American Gastroenterological Association) The American Gastroenterological Association Research Foundation is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the Gastric Cancer Foundation to create a new grant to support research in gastric and esophageal cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 26, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Slide Show: Esophageal Cancer
This esophageal cancer slide show features pathology slides of Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal adenocarcinoma, small-cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma and sarcomatoid carcinoma of the esophagus. (Source: Cancer Network)
Source: Cancer Network - August 20, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Fireworks-induced chest wall granulomatous disease: 18F-FDG PET/CT imaging - Le ST, Nguyen BD.
The authors present a case of F-FDG-avid granulomatous reaction induced by fireworks injury of the chest wall in a patient with esophageal adenocarcinoma. This hypermetabolic lesion, involving the right pectoralis muscles, appeared slightly more prominent ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 20, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

HPV Tied to Higher Esophageal Cancer RiskHPV Tied to Higher Esophageal Cancer Risk
A new meta-analysis links infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) to a three-fold greater chance of esophageal cancer. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

HPV tied to higher esophageal cancer risk
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new review of previous research links infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) to a three-fold greater chance of esophageal cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dolly Parton: Suffering From GERD Faces Esophageal Cancer Scare
There have been reports that Dolly Parton has had surgery to treat her acid reflux disease because of a fear of developing esophageal cancer. It is reported that even though Dolly Parton has suffered from gastroesophageal reflux disease for several years, it was because she had a dramatic weight loss that the fear she had developed esophageal cancer crept in. A source reported the laparoscopic surgery was performed on June 4th to implant a device called a LINX. This device consists of a series of titanium beads, each with a magnetic core, connected together with titanium wires to form a ring shape. It is implanted around ...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - July 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Factors that link HPV and oesophageal cancer
The human papillomavirus (HPV) triples the risk of people developing yet another cancer, oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), according to research led by University of New South Wales (UNSW) academics. In addition to causing cervical, anal and genital cancers, HPV has more recently been found to cause some head and neck cancers... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cervical Cancer / HPV Vaccine Source Type: news

HPV May Also Raise Risk of Throat Cancer
Review found higher rates of esophageal cancer in people infected with virus (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 25, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

HPV May Also Raise Risk of Throat Cancer
Review found higher rates of esophageal cancer in people infected with virus Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: HPV, Throat Cancer (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV's link to esophageal cancer
(University of New South Wales) The human papillomavirus triples the risk of people developing yet another cancer, esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, according to research led by University of New South Wales academics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 24, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Regular Echo Exams to Detect Radiation-Induced Heart DiseaseRegular Echo Exams to Detect Radiation-Induced Heart Disease
A joint European-American consensus statement is the first to recommend an echo exam every five to 10 years in patients who have received radiotherapy to the chest for Hodgkin's disease or breast, lung, or esophageal cancer. Heartwire (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Regular echo exams warranted to detect radiation-induced heart disease
A joint European-American consensus statement is the first to recommend an echo exam every five to 10 years in patients who have received radiotherapy to the chest for Hodgkin's disease or breast, lung, or esophageal cancer. (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - July 22, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

HPV linked to a third of throat cancers
One third of people with cancers in the back of the throat (oropharyngeal cancers) are infected with a certain strain of human papillomavirus (HPV), according to new research published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology at the weekend. The research team, which included Cancer Research UK scientists at the University of Oxford, compared pre-diagnostic blood samples from 938 patients with cancers of the head and neck, oesophageal (gullet) and oropharyngeal cancers with samples from 1,599 people without the disease (the controls)... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Mucositis – Prevention and Treatments for...
Chemotherapy-induced mucositis is the inflammation of your mucous membranes, which are tissues that line your digestive system – all the way from your mouth, esophagus, stomach, intestines, rectum to your anus. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - July 21, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Esophageal Cancer Guideline Looks at Diagnosis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Flexible endoscopy and biopsy are sufficient for diagnosis of esophageal cancer in most cases, according to a new guideline from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - July 2, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

New NCCN Guidelines for Patients
NCCN announces the availability of the NCCN Guidelines for Patients®: Esophageal Cancer through generous support from the Honorable Ellen O`Kane Tauscher. FORT WASHINGTON, PA - The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), through generous support from the Honorable Ellen O`Kane Tauscher, announces the availability of the latest addition to the library of NCCN Guidelines for Patients®; the NCCN Guidelines for Patients®: Esophageal Cancer is now available free-of-charge at NCCN.com and... (Source: National Comprehensive Cancer Network)
Source: National Comprehensive Cancer Network - July 2, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New Clinical Guidelines Issued for Esophageal CancerNew Clinical Guidelines Issued for Esophageal Cancer
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has released new clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of localized esophageal cancer. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Esophageal CancerMinimally Invasive Surgery for Esophageal Cancer
Several minimally invasive techniques for performing esophagectomy are now available. Are outcomes comparable to more invasive, but tried and true methods? Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Research In Fruit Flies Provides New Insight Into Barrett's Esophagus
Research focused on the regulation of the adult stem cells that line the gastrointestinal tract of Drosophila suggests new models for the study of Barrett's esophagus. Barrett's esophagus, a risk factor for esophageal cancer, is a condition in which the cells of the lower esophagus transform into stomach-like cells. In most cases this transformation has been thought to occur directly from chronic acid indigestion when stomach contents flow back up into the esophagus... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Research in fruit flies provides new insight into Barrett's esophagus
(Buck Institute for Age Research) Research focused on the regulation of the adult stem cells that line the gastrointestinal tract of Drosophila suggests new models for the study of Barrett's esophagus. Barrett's esophagus is a condition in which the cells of the lower esophagus transform into stomach-like cells. In most cases this transformation has been thought to occur directly from chronic acid indigestion. A new study suggests a different cause, namely a change in stem cell function, for this transformation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 27, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New NCCN Guidelines for Patients
NCCN announces the availability of the NCCN Guidelines for Patients®: Esophageal Cancer through generous support from the Honorable Ellen O`Kane Tauscher. FORT WASHINGTON, PA - The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), through generous support from the Honorable Ellen O`Kane Tauscher, announces the availability of the latest addition to the library of NCCN Guidelines for Patients®; the NCCN Guidelines for Patients®: Esophageal Cancer is now available free-of-charge at NCCN.com and... (Source: National Comprehensive Cancer Network)
Source: National Comprehensive Cancer Network - June 27, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Obesity, cancer and bacteria in the gut: Scientists explore link
It's well known that obesity is linked to diabetes, heart troubles and other health woes, but studies have also linked carrying too much weight to an increased risk of some kinds of cancer, including esophageal, colorectal, pancreatic and other cancers. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Barrett's Esophagus Study First To Probe NSAID Effects On Mutation Rate
Aspirin is known to lower risk for some cancers, and a new study led by a UC San Francisco scientist points to a possible explanation, with the discovery that aspirin slows the accumulation of DNA mutations in abnormal cells in at least one pre-cancerous condition... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

'Quiet epidemic' of UK male cancer
Action is needed to fight a "quiet epidemic" of oesophageal cancer, which is on the rise in the UK, particularly in men, say cancer experts. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Targeting HER2 in Esophageal CancerTargeting HER2 in Esophageal Cancer
Human epidermal growth factor antagonists are being tested in HER2-positive gastric and gastroesophageal junction tumors. Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Endoscopy referral variation blamed for poor oesophageal and gastric cancer outcomes
Research from the department of gastroenterology at the University of Liverpool has found that there is a wide variation in rates of elective upper gastrointestinal endoscopy between GP practices across England. The team studied 22,488 new cases of oesophageal and gastric cancer from 6,513 general practices. Their research showed that average referral rates for endoscopy varied by 250%. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 14, 2013 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

Quicker Dissection of Esophageal Cancer With MucosectomQuicker Dissection of Esophageal Cancer With Mucosectom
The Mucosectom offers shorter procedure times than the Flush knife for endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) of esophageal cancer, researchers from Japan report. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Side Effects of Radiation Therapy for Lung Cancer
Radiation therapy is frequently used with or without chemotherapy and surgery for the treatment of lung cancer. Short-term side effects such as skin irritation, fatigue, and inflammation of the esophagus can occur. Long-term side effects including radiation pneumonitis, pulmonary fibrosis, and secondary cancers should be discussed with your radiation oncologist. (Source: About.com Lung Cancer)
Source: About.com Lung Cancer - June 5, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: health Source Type: news

A Wide Variety Of Advanced Cancers Harbor Abnormalities In HER2 Gene
The HER2 growth-factor gene is known to be over-active in breast and gastro-esophageal cancers. But now, irregularities in the genes 's expression - among them mutations, amplifications, substitutions, and translocations - have been found in 14 different advanced solid tumors. The results of the study of more than 2,000 tumors, presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), both surprised researchers and provided hope that some of these tumors might benefit from the three anti-HER2 therapies now in clinical use... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news