Esophageal Cancer

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News: Esophageal Cancer

General Thoracic Surgery  -  23 Nov 2009
The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryRecurrence after neoadjuvant chemoradiation and surgery for esophageal cancer: Does the pattern of recurrence differ for patients with complete response and ...

Study highlights from November issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy  -  23 Nov 2009
ScienceBlog.com (blog)Barrett's esophagus is important to recognize as it may increase the risk of developing esophageal cancer. It has been detected in approximately 10 percent ...

Study Finds Obesity to be Major Player in Cancer Development  -  23 Nov 2009
Natural News.com (registration)Topping the list of obesity-related cancers was endometrial cancer which represents 49% of cases followed by esophageal cancer at 35%. ...

Ask the doctor  -  23 Nov 2009
Nassau GuardianThe danger is that, if left untreated reflux disease can lead to esophageal cancer. The first lines of defense in treating heartburn are diet and lifestyle ...

New Study Shows GERD May Be an Autoimmune Disorder  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
About .com: Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders (blog)GERD can cause sore throat, chest pain, and over time esophageal cancer. Similar studies will have to be preformed on humans to verify the results of this ...

Curry Compound Kills Esophageal Cancer Cells  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Food ConsumerThursday Oct 29, 2009 (foodconsumer.org) -- A particular curry compound is found to be able to kill esophageal cancer cells in the laboratory, ...

Many Colon- and Esophageal-Cancer Patients Won't Travel Far for Care  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
EndoNurseTravel distance increased 72 percent for patients with esophageal cancer compared to 17 percent for patients with colon cancer.?

Firefighter Dave Jacobs recalled as caring, dedicated man  -  ‎Nov 15, 2009‎
Seattle Post Intelligencer8 after a battle with esophageal cancer. He was 58. (Photo courtesy of Seattle Fire Lt. Mike Heaton) The tavern on First Avenue wasn't designed to hold ...

Reflux Esophagitis Due to Immune Reaction, Not Acute Acid Burn  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)Over the long term, GERD could eventually lead to esophageal cancer. Previous studies had shown that if an animal esophagus is perfused with highly ...

AICR: 100500 New Cases Of Cancer Caused By Obesity Yearly  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
Basil & SpiceAccording to the study, 49% of endometrial cancer (about 20700 cases per year), 35% of esophageal cancer (5800 cases per year), 28% of pancreatic cancer ...

100000 Cases of Cancer Each Year Linked to Obesity  -  ‎Nov 15, 2009‎
Citizens ReportThe study states that 49 percent of endometrial cancers are caused by excess body weight, followed by 35 percent of esophageal cancer cases and 28 percent ...

Boston Scientific stent gets regulatory approvals  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Boston Globe..."Patients with obstructions due to esophageal cancer may have difficulty swallowing, resulting in severely limited quality of life," the release said. ...

Daily Buzz: Overweight? It Could Increase Your Cancer Risk  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
Woman's Day...excess body fat has been linked to nearly half the cases of endometrial cancer (a type of cancer of the uterus) and a third of esophageal cancer cases. ...

The Balance of Screening Tests  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
ScienceBlogs (blog)One of the side-effects of severe reflux is esophageal cancer - which is almost universally fatal. Esophageal cancer is actually pretty easy to screen for. ...

Procedure focuses on esophagus  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Joliet Herald NewsIndividuals with Barrett's esophagus have a 40 to 130 times higher incidence of developing esophageal cancer than those without the condition. ...

'I faced it all and I stood tall and did it my way'  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
The Spartan DailyIn 2001 around Mother's Day, my grandpa, at 73, was diagnosed with esophageal cancer, likely caused from smoking for approximately 50 years. ...

Agent Orange Still Affecting Vietnam Veterans Decades Later  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
KTVNEntertainment News from AP Entertainment News from AP "There was skin cancer; he had esophageal cancer - they had to remove part of his esophagus; ...

Prospective study of daily low-dose nedaplatin and continuous 5-fluorouracil ...  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
7thSpace Interactive (press release)Protracted low-dose concurrent chemotherapy combined with radiation has been proposed for enhanced treatment results for esophageal cancer. ...

Hutchinson Center Using $8M Grant for Esophageal Cancer Genomics  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
GenomeWeb Daily NewsBy a GenomeWeb staff reporter NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center has received a $7.9 million grant from the National Cancer ...

DGA board member Kim Kurumada dies  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Hollywood Reporter...a longtime DGA board member who received the guild's Frank Capra Achievement Award in January, died Thursday of esophageal cancer in Northridge, Calif. ...

Health Matters: Curry In The Fight Against Cancer  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
WCTVScientists at Ireland's Cork Cancer Research Center say a compound found in curry has the ability to kill esophageal cancer cells in a lab. ...

Different type of gullet cells raises risk of cancer but not death  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
OregonLive.comWhile Barrett's patients were more likely to die of esophageal cancer, few enough did that the group's overall death rate was normal.

GenVec Receives Orphan Drug Designation, $22M Development Deal  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
OneMedPlace (blog)TNFerade is also being explored as a candidate to treat esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and head and neck cancer. More good news for GenVec: The company ...

Conn. Gov. Rell says she won't run again  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
United Press InternationalMy husband's health is fine," Rell said, referring to her husband's recovery from esophageal cancer. Rell gave no reason for her move. ...

Curry powder ingredient kills cancer cells  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
Grand Forks HeraldA news report released by Reuters has found that a molecule that is found in curry can kill esophageal cancer cells in a laboratory, suggesting that it ...

A Test for Cancer Risk  -  ‎Nov 14, 2009‎
New York TimesEmphysema and other forms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart disease and esophageal cancer contribute to the total of roughly 440000 Americans ...

Late, gulped down meals up cancer risk  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
The StandardEsophageal cancer is linked to a gastric disorder, medically called gastroesophageal reflux disease when stomach acids go back up into the esophagus. ...

Vote for what constituents want  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
Canada.comHowever, Esophageal Cancer has long been considered one of the deadliest malignancies and typically carries a dismal longer term prognosis - with very poor ...

Ares 1-X launches, mole rats & curry vs. cancer, gene therapy for blindness  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
Examiner.comAn extract from the curry spice turmeric kills esophageal cancer cells in lab tests. It may be possible to develop new anti-cancer drugs from it. ...

Lending A Hand To A Friend  -  ‎Nov 15, 2009‎
KVEWDave Parmeter was diagnosed last month with stage 4 esophageal cancer that had metastesized to the liver. He had promised to decorate the house for ...

Got Heartburn???  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Wauwatosa NowA $1.1 million dollar gift from the Daniel and Laura Gruber Charitable Lead Trust #3 will boost the study of esophageal cancer at The Medical College of ...

GenVec to Present at Merriman Curhan Ford's Investor Summit 2009  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
ReutersTNFerade has also been and is currently being evaluated for its potential use in the treatment of several other cancers, including esophageal cancer, ...

Chess helps cancer patients de-stress  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Red Bluff Daily NewsLOUIS (MCT) When her husband was dying with esophageal cancer, Suzanne Corbett dug out an old, nearly forgotten chess board. "Would you like to play? ...

African-Americans with colorectal cancer have poorer outcomes, lower survival ...  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
EurekAlert (press release)The median survival of African-Americans with colorectal cancer (39 months versus 56 months) and esophageal cancer (5 months versus 9 months) in the study ...

Guided Therapeutics to Introduce New Cancer Detection Technology at Medica 2009  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
ReutersGT also has an agreement with Konica Minolta Opto, Inc. (KMOT) of Tokyo to co-develop non-invasive products, for the detection of lung and esophageal cancer ...

LACERDA: To lower cancer risk, fight fat this winter  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Villanovan (subscription)This is followed by 35 percent of esophageal cancer cases; 28 percent of pancreatic cancer cases; 24 percent of kidney cancer cases; 21 percent of ...

GenVec Reports Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
ReutersTNFerade has also been and is currently being evaluated for its potential use in the treatment of several other cancers, including esophageal cancer, ...

Health Matters Now : What is Esophageal Cancer ?  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)The cause of esophageal cancer is unknown. Most esophagus cancers are primary, beginning in the tissue of the esophagus, rather than spreading from another ...

Remember when smoking was cool, yet still deadly?  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Baxter BulletinBogie died at 57 from esophageal cancer. Lung cancer claimed Brynner, who urged people in a post-mortem commercial, "Don't smoke." Arnaz, Cooper, Vaughan ...

Guided Therapeutics Non-Invasive Cervical Cancer Detection Device Trial ...  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
ReutersGT also has an agreement with Konica Minolta Opto, Inc. (KMOT) of Tokyo to co-develop non-invasive products, for the detection of lung and esophageal cancer ...

High Definition GI Endoscopes and Wireless Capsules Lead the Way in ...  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
EndoNurseDiseases driving overall growth are colorectal cancer and GERD in the West and stomach and esophageal cancer in the East. The largest market segment is GI ...

Boston Scientific Gets 510(k) Clearance From FDA, CE Mark Approval To Market ...  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
RTT NewsEsophageal Stent for the treatment of malignant esophageal strictures caused by tumors in patients with resectable or non-resectable esophageal cancer. ...

Avera Medical Minute: Acid Reflux  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
KSFYIt could become a condition known as Barrett's Esophagus and that is a risk factor for esophageal cancer. Dr. Shamoun says once you have Barrett's Esophagus ...

FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation for TNFerade(TM)  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
ReutersTNFerade has also been and is currently being evaluated for its potential use in the treatment of several other cancers, including esophageal cancer, ...

Rose Jewelers CEO Rosenblatt dies  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
National Jeweler Network14 after a long battle with esophageal cancer. He was 82. Rosenblatt was the chief executive officer of Rose Jewelers and received the Jeweler of the Year ...

Three local women walk for cancer  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
Wickenburg Sun13 of 2007 from esophageal cancer and my mother passed away on the same day one year later, from emphysema and what was also suspected to be lung cancer. ...

Chicago Restaurant - Eat curry, it kills cancer cells  -  ‎Nov 1, 2009‎
ChicagoNow (blog)Researchers from the Cork Cancer Research Center in Ireland found that when they treated esophageal cancer cells, the curcumin caused the cells to die and ...

From stage 4 diagnosis to cancer-free for Mascara  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
Washington Observer ReporterMascara, who was diagnosed mid-summer with stage four esophageal cancer and told he would not live through the spring, received word last week from his ...

Barretts esophagus patients seem to have same survival rates as general population  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
HealthJockey.comA latest Mayo Clinic study has found that survival rates of patients with Barrett's esophagus, which can be a precursor for esophageal cancer, ...

An award for David (and parents), not me  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Sun-Sentinel.comBut mainly it's because I wrote about my brother David, who died four months ago of esophageal cancer after an adult lifetime battling schizophrenia. ...



Background information on Esophageal Cancer [When available]

Esophageal cancer is malignancy of the esophagus. There are various subtypes. Esophageal tumors usually lead to dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), pain and other symptoms, and is diagnosed with biopsy. Small and localized tumors are treated with surgery, and advanced tumors are treated with chemotherapy, radiotherapy or combinations. Prognosis depends on the extent of the disease and other medical problems, but is fairly poor.

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