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Drinking hot tea linked with elevated risk of esophageal cancer
Previous studies have revealed a link between hot tea drinking and risk of esophageal cancer, but until now, no study has examined this association using prospectively and objectively measured tea drinking temperature. (2019-03-20)
3-D model of esophageal cancer
In the Nov. 1 issue of G&D, a team of scientists led by Dr. (2007-10-31)
Cancer-associated mutations are common in normal human esophagus
Unexpectedly, a new study finds that cancer-associated genetic mutations are surprisingly common in aged, healthy esophageal epithelium tissue. (2018-10-18)
Drugs used to treat osteoporosis not linked with higher risk of esophageal cancer
Although some reports have suggested a link between the use of oral bisphosphonates (drugs that prevent the loss of bone mass) and esophageal cancer, analysis of medical data from more than 80,000 patients in the United Kingdom found that use of these drugs was not significantly associated with new cases of esophageal or gastric cancer, according to a study in the Aug. (2010-08-10)
Loyola gastroenterologist is co-editor of text on Chicago leadership in care of esophageal disorders
Marco Fisichella, M.D., of Loyola University Medical Center is co-editor of a new textbook that provides insight into a regional style of care conducted by Chicago-area academic medical institutions to treat benign esophageal disorders. (2013-10-07)
New Findings On Lung Transplantation And Esophageal Cancer To Be Released At Society Of Thoracic Surgeons Meeting
A number of pages are being presented by University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) researchers at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Thirty-Fifth Annual Meeting Monday, Jan. (1999-01-25)
Jefferson scientists find zinc may help prevent esophageal, oral cancers
Cancer researchers have found that zinc treatment may help prevent esophageal and oral cancers in individuals at high risk. (2005-01-07)
Effect of 18F-FDG PET/CT in esophageal cancer patients with early recurrence lesions
Surgery is still the main treatment option for esophageal cancer; however, long-term survival has remained poor, even when a curative operation is performed. (2009-04-18)
Researchers awarded grant from the DeGregorio Family Foundation
Tony Godfrey, PhD, associate chair of research in the department of surgery at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center, was recently awarded a two-year, $225,000 grant from the DeGregorio Family Foundation for Gastric and Esophageal Cancer Research & Education. (2014-01-17)
Stomach cells may give rise to esophageal cancer
A new study is providing clues that may answer a decades-old question about the cells that give rise to a particularly lethal form of esophageal cancer. (2012-01-17)
Oral bacterium related esophageal cancer prognosis in Japanese patients
A type of bacterium usually found in the human mouth, Fusobacterium nucleatum (F. nucleatum), has been found to be related to the prognosis of esophageal cancer in Japanese patients by researchers from Kumamoto University, Japan. (2016-12-08)
Combination Therapy Improves Chances Of Surviving Esophageal Cancer
A combination of radiation and chemotherapy lengthens the life of esophageal cancer patients - and, for some, may add many years of life, according to a new, long-term study reported by a NYU Medical Center researcher and colleagues from many other institutions. (1999-05-06)
Study examines role of helicobacter pylori in esophageal cancer development
Infection with Helicobacter pylori may be associated with a reduced risk of a type of esophageal cancer called adenocarcinoma, according to a study in the March 3 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. However, that same study found that people with H. pylori infection who also had gastric atrophy were at an increased risk of another type of esophageal cancer called squamous-cell carcinoma. (2004-03-02)
UNC researcher to help lead new esophageal cancer network
Dr. Nicholas Shaheen, professor in the UNC School of Medicine, adjunct professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the UNC Center for Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing, will co-direct Barrett's Esophagus Translational Research Network projects. (2011-10-07)
Genetic predictors of esophageal cancer identified
Researchers have identified 11 genotypes that may increase esophageal cancer risk, according to research published in the November issue of Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. (2008-11-05)
Plasma DNA level is a reliable marker of recurrent esophageal cancer, study finds
New research published in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows elevated plasma DNA is a reliable marker of recurrent esophageal cancer. (2008-07-25)
Detecting esophageal cancer cells
Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington's College of Nursing and Health Innovation have developed a new nanoparticle-based platform for simultaneous imaging and treatment of esophageal cancer. (2018-07-05)
Baylor Scott & White gastroenterology researchers share key takeaways from DDW 2019
Dr. Stuart J. Spechler among researchers from Baylor Scott & White Research Institute available to provide key takeaways from Digestive Disease Week 2019. (2019-05-20)
New clinical trial explores role of vitamin D in preventing esophageal cancer
In a first-of-its-kind clinical trial, physicians at University Hospitals Case Medical Center who are Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers are exploring the role of Vitamin D in preventing esophageal cancer. (2010-10-19)
Esophageal capsule technology proves as effective as endoscopy
This study investigates the effectiveness of capsule endoscopy at detecting tumors in the small bowel. (2004-11-01)
Barrett's esophagus carries lower risk of malignancy than previously reported
Patients with Barrett's esophagus may have a lower risk of esophageal cancer than previously reported, according to a large, long-term study published online June 16 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2011-06-16)
Adolescent's weight, socioeconomic status may affect cancer later in life
Overweight adolescents were twice as likely as their normal weight peers to later develop esophageal cancer in a recent study from Israel. (2013-10-14)
UTA study says zinc can halt the growth of cancer cells
Zinc supplements can significantly inhibit the proliferation of esophageal cancer cells, according to a new study co-authored by a University of Texas at Arlington researcher. (2017-09-28)
Lymph nodes can predict survival in patients with esophageal cancer
It is difficult for physicians to estimate recurrence and survival in patients with esophageal cancer. (2019-07-29)
Gene variations alter risk of esophageal cancer
Variations in a common gene pathway may affect esophageal cancer risk, a dangerous and rapidly increasing type of cancer, according to research by scientists at the University of Texas M. (2008-11-05)
A biotherapy strategy for esophageal cancer in the future
A research team from China focused on esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) and characterized sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) receptor expression pattern and investigated the role of S1P receptors on ESCC cells proliferation and migration. (2010-04-19)
Development of rare esophageal cancer in African-Americans may differ from whites
The development of an aggressive but rare type of esophageal cancer in African-Americans may follow a different path than the same disease in whites, and is more likely to be fatal, according to results of a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins. (2004-04-30)
Does BMI affect post-surgical complications, survival in esophageal adenocarcinoma?
Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., have found - contrary to previous studies linking inferior outcomes in patients with gastrointestinal malignancies to higher body mass index (BMI) - that in their study of BMI and negative outcomes, there was no such link. (2012-03-28)
Study details link between obesity, carbs and esophageal cancer
Cases of esophageal cancer (adenocarcinoma) in the US have risen in recent decades from 300,000 cases in 1973 to 2.1 million in 2001 at age-adjusted rates. (2008-02-25)
Researchers find association between oral bacteria and esophageal cancer
University of Louisville School of Dentistry researchers have found a bacterial species responsible for gum disease, Porphyromonas gingivalis, is present in 61 percent of patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. (2016-02-26)
Biomarkers may help predict progression of Barrett's esophagus to esophageal adenocarcinoma
Expression of most microRNAs was similar between the two conditions. (2013-03-06)
Five-year survivors of esophageal cancer still face low but constant risks
In 2015 about 17,000 new cases of esophageal cancer will be diagnosed; about 15,600 people will die from the disease. (2015-04-29)
Certain symptom clusters experienced after surgery for esophageal cancer predict poor prognosis
A new study has found that several months after surgery for esophageal cancer, different symptoms cluster together in different types of patients. (2013-11-25)
Anti-hypertensive drugs to enhance esophageal contraction
A research team from Japan clarified the effects of three different types of anti-hypertensive drugs on the three different segments of esophageal body contractions using a recently developed high-resolution manometric system. (2010-03-04)
For patients with esophageal cancer, status of lymph nodes after preoperative therapy determines survival
The status of lymph nodes rather than the status of the primary tumor following preoperative neoadjuvant chemotherapy or chemoradiation therapy is the most important factor that determines whether patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer will survive. (2018-05-01)
Esophageal cancer risk lower than expected for patients with GERD
The risk of esophageal cancer among patients who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease is not as high as many may think, according to new research from University of Michigan gastroenterologists. (2010-12-09)
Life expectancy prolonged for esophageal cancer patients
For those with esophageal cancer, initial staging of the disease is of particular importance as it determines whether to opt for a curative treatment or palliative treatment. (2012-06-04)
Medical professional liability claims and esophageal cancer screening
An analysis of liability claims related to esophageal cancer screening finds that the risks of claims arising from acts of commission -- complications from screening procedure -- as well as acts of omission -- failure to screen -- are similarly low, according to a study in the Oct. (2014-09-30)
Diets high in red meat linked to stomach and esophageal cancers
Chen et al. examined overall dietary patterns among patients diagnosed with distal stomach cancer, esophageal cancer, or cancer-free controls. (2001-12-20)
Psychiatric disorders delay cancer diagnosis
Patients with psychiatric disorders are diagnosed with esophageal cancer much later and at a more advanced stage than patients with no psychiatric diagnosis, according to a study conducted by researchers in the Oregon Health & Science University Digestive Health Center. (2005-08-15)
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