RAVmed unit Lucid Diagnostics files IPO plan
Lucid is focused on patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as chronic heartburn or acid reflux, who are at risk of developing esophageal cancer. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: I-Chun Chen Source Type: news

RAVmed unit Lucid Diagnostics files IPO plan
Lucid is focused on patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as chronic heartburn or acid reflux, who are at risk of developing esophageal cancer. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: I-Chun Chen Source Type: news

Can Cannabis Help Your Gut?
When Joe Silverman developed Crohn’s disease at age 21, the symptoms started out mild. While the sight of blood in his stools initially freaked him out, what really bothered him was the frequent abdominal pain and bloating that occurred as his condition progressed to moderate and then severe. Dietary changes didn’t make a difference, so he began taking prescription oral anti-inflammatory drugs that are often used to treat certain bowel diseases, which alleviated but didn’t eliminate his discomfort. He started using prescription steroid suppositories to cope with flare-ups of the inflammatory bowel disease...
Source: TIME: Health - September 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stacey Colino Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Hope for new cancer drug that could extend patients' lives by four months
PATIENTS with late-stage oesophageal cancer could get more time with their loved ones after a new treatment was approved for the NHS. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Report Details 9/11 Health Effects on FDNY Firefighters
A recent report from the Fire Department of New York World Trade Center Health Program outlines the 9/11-related health effects firefighters are dealing with 20 years later. Approximately 410,000 first responders spent the days and weeks after 9/11 inhaling toxic materials as they helped save lives from the collapse of the Twin Towers. Almost 3,000 people died on Sept. 11, 2001, but in the 20 years since, another 4,343 survivors have died due to related health effects. FDNY has felt the impact of delayed illness, as well. While 343 FDNY firefighters died on 9/11, another 254 have died since then from 9/11-related dis...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 9, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

AI can lend a hand in diagnosis, prognosis of oral SCC
Radiology and pathology artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can help i...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET/CT shows promise predicting outcomes in head, neck cancer FDG-PET/CT may increase survival in SCC patients CT radiomics predicts esophageal cancer outcomes PET radiomics tailor head/neck cancer treatment Later PET/CT follow-up helps for oropharyngeal cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 19, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Gastric Cardia Culprit in Barrett's Esophagus, Transformative Mechanism Identified Gastric Cardia Culprit in Barrett's Esophagus, Transformative Mechanism Identified
A series of lab experiments pinpointed the gastric cardia as the cellular origin of Barrett ' s esophagus (BE) and showed how undifferentiated BE cells can turn malignant.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 18, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Coffee protects against liver cancer while alcohol is linked with numerous cancers
Alcohol consumption is a major risk factor for several cancers including head & neck (mouth, pharynx, larynx), oesophageal and bowel cancer - as well as the more widely known links to breast and liver cancer - according to a new study funded by World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF)(1), and published this week in Nature Communications. The study also found increased coffee consumption was associated with a lower risk of developing liver cancer and basal cell carcinoma of the skin. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - August 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation to Novel Mesothelioma Treatment
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted orphan drug designation to ONCOFID-P for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma, a step toward another potential therapy option for patients. ONCOFID-P is an innovative drug conjugate already in advanced clinical development for the treatment of invasive bladder cancer. The mesothelioma designation is based on preclinical data showing high antitumor activity in laboratory and mice models. Fidia Farmaceutici, a multinational research company based in Italy, announced the latest FDA designation, which is designed to encourage the development of novel drugs, par...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 28, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Alcohol caused 740,000 cancer cases globally last year – study
Researchers behind estimate say more needs to be done to raise public awareness of linkAlcohol is estimated to have caused more than 740,000 cancer cases around the world last year, and experts say more needs to be done to highlight the link.There is strong evidence that alcohol consumption can cause various cancers including those of the breast, liver, colon, rectum, oropharynx, larynx and oesophagus. Research suggests that evenlow levels of drinking can increase the risk.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Alcohol Cancer Medical research Breast cancer Health Science Society Source Type: news

AI software may help spot early signs of oesophageal cancer
Software in use at an NHS trust could prove a breakthrough in diagnosing one of the deadliest forms of cancerOne of the NHS ’s leading hospital trusts has begun using artificial intelligence to help detect cancer in the gullet, whichkills 8,000 Britons a year. It is hoped the technology will increase the number of cases of cancer in the oesophagus that doctors spot.Oesophageal cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer. It is hard to detect, particularly in its early stages, and many people who get it die soon after their diagnosis. Fewer than one in five of those diagnosed are still alive five years later.Continue r...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 1, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell Health policy editor Tags: Cancer NHS Artificial intelligence (AI) Cancer research Medical research Health Science Society Technology UK news Source Type: news

Blood test for personalized cancer treatment
(Flinders University) A blood test to help guide the treatment of esophageal, stomach and bowel cancers will be evaluated in a new Flinders University trial set to get underway. The trial is thanks to a federal government grant of almost $2 million announced yesterday, with Flinders University awarded funding for three projects, totaling $5.8 million. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 1, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

‘Sponge on a string’ test will help pinpoint gullet cancer
UK trials begin for test that detects risk of oesophageal diseaseTrials of a new weapon in the battle against cancer are to be launched across Britain next month. The cytosponge – a sponge on a string – is to be used to pinpoint individuals at risk of developing oesophageal cancer.The aim is to tackle one of Britain ’s most pernicious illnesses. Oesophageal cancer is often diagnosed late in its development when it is difficult to treat. It is the sixth most common cause of cancer deaths in the UK with only 15% of patients surviving five years after diagnosis and is more common in older people.Continue reading... (Sou...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Cancer research Medical research Science UK news Source Type: news

Investigating a better treatment sequence for esophageal cancer
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) University of Colorado Cancer Center member Martin McCarter, MD, is investigating whether a new treatment sequence will result in better outcome for patients with esophageal cancer. As they await the results of a group of clinical trials, McCarter and other CU researchers looked at data from the National Cancer Database to identify other patients who have undergone the new sequence, and what the outcomes for those patients were. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Running in the blood: Blood lipids are linked to cancer, but depending on family history
(Cactus Communications) Several studies have associated blood lipids with different types of cancer like that of the food pipe or 'esophagus,' but much remains to be understood, to apply this knowledge clinically. A group of Chinese scientists has successfully advanced this line of research, by identifying the role of family history in modifying the association between blood lipids and risk of developing esophageal malignant lesions, according to a new study published in Chinese Medical Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 21, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news