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Risks of esophagus cancer studied: Statins may protect against esophageal cancer
Statin use is associated with protection from esophagus cancer according to a new meta-analysis of existing clinical studies exploring the cancer prevention effects of statins presented by a Mayo Clinic researcher, Dr. (2012-10-22)
ADH2 and ALDH2 are associated with esophageal cancer
Esophageal cancer is a global health problem. A study led by Dr. (2007-10-30)
Studies link obesity to increased frequency of heartburn symptoms; greater risk of esophageal cancer
This study examines the link between heartburn, GERD and esophageal cancer in the obese. (2004-11-01)
A potential targets for the prevention or treatment of esophageal carcinoma
Livin may be essential for survival of certain cancer cells. (2008-10-29)
GERD-related inflammation may contribute to esophageal cancer risk
Inflammation might be an important factor in the progression from reflux to esophageal cancer. (2012-05-10)
NSAIDs modulate biomarker panel for esophageal adenocarcinoma
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may give some protection against esophageal adenocarcinoma developing from its premalignant state, Barrett's esophagus. (2007-02-26)
Transcutaneous cervical esophageal ultrasound can not substitute for 24-h pH monitoring or manometry
Gastroesophageal reflux arises from increased exposure and/or sensitivity of the esophageal mucosa to gastric contents, and affects 5-40 percent of the population. (2007-10-09)
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, August 1, 2000
1) Physicians Should Prescribe Sterile Needles, Writers Say;
2) Smoking Is a Risk for Developing Type 2 Diabetes
3) Drugs That Promote Reflux May Increase Risk for an Esophageal Cancer. (2000-07-31)
Statin use associated with reduced risk of pancreatic and esophageal cancers
Cholesterol-lowering statins are associated with a more than 50 percent reduction in the risk of pancreatic and esophageal cancers, according to research presented today at Digestive Disease Week® 2005 (DDW). (2005-05-16)
H. Pylori bacteria may help prevent some esophageal cancers
Some bacteria may help protect against the development of a type of esophageal cancer, known as adenocarcinoma, according to a new review of the medical literature. (2008-10-06)
Mayo Clinic studies find association between acid reflux and esophageal cancer
Two new Mayo Clinic studies draw attention to the risk factors and possible genetic basis for Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer (adenocarcinoma). (2006-05-23)
Obesity linked to higher 5-year death rate after esophageal cancer surgery
Obesity doubles the risk of cancer recurrence and cancer-related death in patients with esophageal cancer who have been treated with surgery, researchers at Mayo Clinic found. (2011-12-20)
Honey may reduce injury in children who have swallowed button batteries
Ingestion of button batteries, which are frequently found in the household setting, can rapidly lead to caustic esophageal injury in infants and children. (2018-06-12)
Extracapsular lymph node involvement: A negative prognostic factor for esophageal cancer
The presence and extent of lymphatic dissemination are among the most important predictors for survival in gastrointestinal malignancies. (2010-04-27)
Boston researcher receives global surgery award
Maunil Bhatt, M.D., a post graduate resident in the Department of Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center (BMC), was recently honored with a Global Surgery Research Fellowship Award by the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS) at their 12th Annual Academic Conference. (2017-02-23)
A useful method to diagnose chest pain with foregut symptoms
A research group from China evaluated the diagnosis of chest pain with foregut symptoms in Chinese patients. (2009-02-19)
New guidelines set standard on test to diagnose acid reflux, heartburn and other diseases
New consensus guidelines will help to set the standards for physicians using esophageal manometry to accurately identify esophageal diseases such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, heartburn, problems with swallowing or non-heart related chest pain coming from the esophagus. (2003-12-04)
Strawberries may slow precancerous growth in esophagus
Freeze-dried strawberries may be an alternative to drugs for the prevention of esophageal cancer, according to research presented at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held here April 2-6. (2011-04-06)
Link between esophageal cancer and soft drinks debunked by researchers at Yale
Carbonated soft drink consumption was previously suggested to be linked to the 350 percent increase of adenocarcinoma of the esophagus since the mid-1970s, but researchers at Yale School of Medicine report that the link is unfounded and that there may, in fact, be a decreased risk of this cancer for diet soda drinkers. (2006-01-03)
UNC-CH research shows publication bias causes overestimate of cancer risk in Barrett's esophagus
Estimates of the risk of esophageal cancer from a condition known as Barrett's esophagus apparently are exaggerated by the tendency of medical journals to favor articles with more dramatic results, according to a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study. (2000-08-28)
Stopping progression of tissue injury after button battery ingestion
Button battery injuries in children have been increasingly severe -- resulting in devastating injuries and even death. (2019-09-05)
Discovery of genetic biomarker could improve diagnosis and treatment of cancer of the esophagus
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Southern California have discovered a genetic biomarker that may help doctors to better diagnose and treat cancer of the esophagus, one of the most aggressive and deadly forms of cancer. (2000-11-13)
3 esophageal cancer cell lines commonly used in research prove to be from other cancers
Three frequently used human esophageal adenocarcinoma cell lines used for research were confirmed as being from other tumor types, according to a brief communication published online Jan. (2010-01-14)
Researchers ID bacteria tied to esophageal cancer
Researchers at NYU Langone Health's Perlmutter Cancer Center report that at least three kinds of bacteria in the mouths of Americans may heighten or lower their risk of developing esophageal cancer. (2017-12-01)
A new indicator for esophageal varix in alcoholic disease
A team led by Dr. Satoshi Mamori from the Jikei University School of Medicine has determined that the level of type IV collagen has a high diagnostic accuracy for the detection of esophageal varices in severe alcoholic disease. (2008-05-20)
Diabetes linked to numerous cancers in large Chinese study
A new Journal of Diabetes study from China, which has the highest number of people with diabetes among all countries, found that type 2 diabetes was linked with an elevated risk of 11 types of cancer in men and 13 types of cancer in women. (2019-05-09)
Study shows likely overuse of PET scans to detect recurrence in lung & esophageal cancers
Use of positron emission tomography (PET) showed no association with two-year survival in lung and esophageal cancer patients and may possibly be overused in the hopes of detecting cancer recurrence, according to a study published Feb. (2016-02-22)
Which esophageal stent is more effective, Ultraflex or Choostent?
A research group at University of Milan Medical School investigated the effectiveness, safety and outcome of two popular nitinol esophageal stents (Ultraflex and Choostent) in patients with esophageal cancer. (2010-05-12)
Risk of esophageal cancer decreases with height
Taller individuals are less likely to develop esophageal cancer and it's precursor, Barrett's esophagus, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. (2014-09-25)
Will immunotherapy add value to chemotherapy for HER-2 positive gastric cancer?
EORTC trial 1203 -- Integration of trastuzumab, with or without pertuzumab, into perioperative chemotherapy of HER-2 positive stomach cancer, is open for recruitment for patients with early, HER-2 positive gastric cancer. (2015-11-13)
New grant supports young investigators committed to gastric and esophageal cancer research
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. (2013-08-26)
Fred Hutch researcher receives grant for esophageal cancer screening study
Dr. William Grady, a clinical researcher and cancer geneticist at Fred Hutch, has been awarded a $180,000 grant from the DeGregorio Family Foundation for Gastric and Esophageal Cancer Research and the Price Family Foundation for a two-year project to develop a better way to identify people at highest risk for esophageal adenocarcinoma, the most common cancer of the esophagus. (2016-03-10)
Are manometric findings different between the patients with erosive and nonerosive disease?
A research team from Turkey found patients with erosive and nonerosive disease present with similar manometric abnormalities. (2009-12-08)
New detection method paves the way for 100 percent detection of esophageal cancer
Recognizing early stages of esophageal cancer is difficult because it can easily be missed. (2016-07-05)
Keck School of Medicine of USC receives grant for esophageal cancer research
The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) has been awarded a grant from the DeGregorio Family Foundation and Price Family Foundation to support research aimed at gaining a deeper understanding of how gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) increases the risk of developing esophageal cancer. (2017-03-23)
Mapping residual esophageal tumors -- a glimpse into the future?
Esophageal cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer-associated death and continues to have a very poor prognosis. (2019-01-10)
Does the distance a patient has to travel affect where they choose to get their care?
Do patients choose where to get their care based on how long it takes to them to get there? (2009-08-31)
African Americans half as likely to receive surgery for esophageal cancer
African Americans with esophageal cancer are half as likely as whites to be seen by a surgeon and to receive life-prolonging surgery, a new study shows. (2005-01-18)
Oral microbiota indicates link between periodontal disease and esophageal cancer
An analysis of bacteria present in the mouth showed that some types of bacteria that lead to periodontal disease were associated with higher risk of esophageal cancer. (2017-12-01)
Aspirin protects against Barrett's esophagus
Aspirin use appears to reduce the risk of Barrett's esophagus, the largest known risk factor for esophageal cancer. (2012-07-23)
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