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Esophageal Cancer is cancer that forms in tissues lining the esophagus (the muscular tube through which food passes from the throat to the stomach). Two types of esophageal cancer are squamous cell carcinoma (cancer that begins in flat cells lining the esophagus) and adenocarcinoma (cancer that begins in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids).

New fiber-optic device helps clinicians diagnose cancer at early-stage

An engineering researcher at the University of Arkansas has developed an inexpensive, endoscopic microscope capable of producing high-resolution, sub-cellular images of tissue in real time. [More]

Study confirms safety of LINX Reflux Management System for GERD treatment

Millions of Americans suffer from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), a chronic, often progressive disease that can cause debilitating symptoms and lead to serious complications including pre-cancerous Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer. [More]
RPCI receives FDA approval to enroll patients in phase II clinical trial using I-PDT approach

RPCI receives FDA approval to enroll patients in phase II clinical trial using I-PDT approach

Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to enroll patients in a phase II clinical trial that will use a unique and highly precise method of delivering interstitial photodynamic therapy (I-PDT) to recurrent tumors of the head and neck. [More]
FDA grants PMA for Pinnacle's Optiguide DCYL700 Fiber Optic Diffuser Series flexible fiber

FDA grants PMA for Pinnacle's Optiguide DCYL700 Fiber Optic Diffuser Series flexible fiber

Concordia Healthcare Corp. announced today that its subsidiary Pinnacle Biologics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in rare diseases, was granted U.S. Food and Drug Administration premarket supplemental approval (PMA) for its Optiguide DCYL700 Fiber Optic Diffuser Series flexible fiber. [More]
Long-term survivors after esophagectomy with gastric pull-up can enjoy good quality of life

Long-term survivors after esophagectomy with gastric pull-up can enjoy good quality of life

Long-term survivors after esophagectomy with gastric pull-up can enjoy a satisfying meal and good quality of life according to a new study from a team of researchers at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles. [More]
Scientist receives AGA-GCF Research Scholar Award for research in gastric, esophageal cancer

Scientist receives AGA-GCF Research Scholar Award for research in gastric, esophageal cancer

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Research Foundation and the Gastric Cancer Foundation (GCF) are pleased to announce that the first AGA-Gastric Cancer Foundation Research Scholar Award in Gastric and Esophageal Cancer will support Mohamed El-Zaatari, PhD, from University of Michigan, as he conducts research into the role of myeloid cells in the transition from chronic inflammation to gastric pre-neoplasia. [More]

Addition of confocal laser endomicroscopy to HDWLE improves diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus

New research shows that the addition of confocal laser endomicroscopy to high-definition white-light endoscopy enables improved real-time endoscopic diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus dysplasia (neoplastic tissue) by using targeted biopsies of abnormal mucosa to reduce unnecessary mucosal biopsies and potentially reduce costs. [More]
G. Alexander Patterson honored with 2014 Earl Bakken Scientific Achievement Award

G. Alexander Patterson honored with 2014 Earl Bakken Scientific Achievement Award

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons today awarded G. Alexander Patterson, MD with the 2014 Earl Bakken Scientific Achievement Award during the Society's 50th Annual Meeting. [More]

BUSM researcher receives grant for advancement in early detection, treatment of esophageal cancer

Tony Godfrey, PhD, associate chair of research in the department of surgery at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC), was recently awarded a two-year, $225,000 grant from the DeGregorio Family Foundation for Gastric and Esophageal Cancer Research & Education. [More]

Adenosine deaminase has potential to improve prognosis, diagnosis and treatment of ESCC

Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (ESCC), the major histological form of esophageal cancer, is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have discovered a biomarker, called adenosine deaminase acting on RNA-1 (ADAR1), which has the potential to improve the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of this disease. [More]

Editing of protein-making sequences promotes development of ESCC, find NUS researchers

Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma, the major histological form of esophageal cancer, is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Scientists from the National University of Singapore have discovered a biomarker, called adenosine deaminase acting on RNA-1, which has the potential to improve the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of this disease. [More]

Concordia Healthcare acquires Pinnacle Biologics

Concordia Healthcare Corp., an integrated, specialty healthcare company focused on the acquisition of legacy pharmaceutical products and medical devices and the acquisition and/or development of orphan drugs, announced today that it has acquired Pinnacle Biologics, Inc., a U.S.-based biopharmaceutical company specializing in legacy pharmaceuticals which have the potential for development as orphan drugs to treat cancer indications in addition to those for which they have previously been approved. [More]

Biohit Oyj to distribute Dynex automated ELISA systems with Gastropanel

Finnish healthcare company Biohit Oyj and American company Dynex Technologies, Inc. have signed an agreement for the distribution of the two-microplate DS2®, four-microplate DSX® and 12-microplate Agility® automated ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) processing systems, for use with the Biohit Oyj GastroPanel. [More]
Better understanding of cancer evolution could help in early detection of cancers

Better understanding of cancer evolution could help in early detection of cancers

A new appreciation of how cancer cells evolve could help scientists design better screening methods to catch cancer before it advances. [More]

Patients with symptom clusters after surgery for esophageal cancer have increased mortality risk

A new study has found that several months after surgery for esophageal cancer, different symptoms cluster together in different types of patients. In addition, patients with certain symptom clusters have an increased risk of dying from their disease. [More]

Study examines effectiveness of minimally invasive endoscopic procedure for removing esophagus

Use of a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure to remove superficial, early stage esophageal cancer is as effective as surgery that takes out and rebuilds the esophagus, according to a study by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida. The research, published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, examined national outcomes from endoscopic treatment compared to esophagectomy, surgical removal of the esophagus. [More]
Mayo Clinic: Physical activity is associated with reduced risk of esophageal cancer

Mayo Clinic: Physical activity is associated with reduced risk of esophageal cancer

Physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of esophageal cancer, according to a new study presented by Mayo Clinic researchers at the American College of Gastroenterology's Annual Scientific Meeting, Oct. 11-16, in San Diego. [More]

Weight, socioeconomic status may affect risk of developing esophageal and gastric cancer

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. [More]
Researchers identify genetic variants associated with Barrett's and esophageal cancer

Researchers identify genetic variants associated with Barrett's and esophageal cancer

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. [More]
Blocking pathway might prevent esophageal cancer in patients with existing Barrett's esophagus

Blocking pathway might prevent esophageal cancer in patients with existing Barrett's esophagus

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. [More]