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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).
Inflammatory response prompted by secretion of cytokines causes acid reflux damage in GERD patients

Inflammatory response prompted by secretion of cytokines causes acid reflux damage in GERD patients

The "acid" in "acid reflux" may not be the direct cause of damage to the esophagus as previously suspected, according to researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Dallas VA Medical Center. [More]
P. gingivalis could be a novel risk factor for esophageal cancer

P. gingivalis could be a novel risk factor for 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 (ESCC). [More]
Poor black patients at higher risk of death following esophageal cancer surgery

Poor black patients at higher risk of death following esophageal cancer surgery

Poor black patients undergoing surgery for esophageal cancer are at higher risk for death than white patients and patients with higher socioeconomic status, according to a scientific presentation at the 52nd Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. [More]
Genetic modification in esophagus can lead to esophageal cancer

Genetic modification in esophagus can lead to esophageal cancer

A genetic modification in the mucous membrane of the esophagus, the Barrett esophagus, can lead to esophageal cancer. If certain biomarkers are contained in these tissue alterations, so-called miDNA, these are extremely short DNA strands, it could be an indication that this preliminary stage of esophageal cancer indeed leads to cancer. [More]
People who experience persistent heartburn despite over-the-counter treatments need to check with their doctors

People who experience persistent heartburn despite over-the-counter treatments need to check with their doctors

If Thanksgiving makes you wince at the thought of impending heartburn pain, you are probably not alone. But if you experience heartburn more than twice a week despite over-the-counter treatments, a Jefferson expert wants you to check with your doctor. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Awareness Week is observed each year during the week of Thanksgiving, a fitting time as Americans prepare to indulge in the holiday season. [More]
PET imaging technique does not improve outcomes in esophageal cancer patients

PET imaging technique does not improve outcomes in esophageal cancer patients

Patients with cancer of the esophagus—also known as the gullet—are often given chemo- or radiotherapy, with the aim of shrinking the tumor before it is surgically removed. [More]
New study suggests potential use of targeted therapies for two subtypes of esophageal cancer

New study suggests potential use of targeted therapies for two subtypes of esophageal cancer

Nearly all advanced esophageal cancers harbor genetic mutations that can be targeted with emerging drug therapies, according to a new study published in The Oncologist on September 2, 2015. [More]
MACC1 gene can help predict better treatment options for patients with Klatskin carcinoma

MACC1 gene can help predict better treatment options for patients with Klatskin carcinoma

Bile duct cancer is rare and is usually detected too late. Often only extensive liver surgery can help or, in rare cases, liver transplantation. But which patients will benefit from surgery and which will not, because their risk of cancer recurrence is too high? With the oncogene MACC1 as a biomarker, physicians for the first time have a tool to decide which treatment option is best for patients with Klatskin carcinoma, one type of bile duct cancer. [More]
LINE-1 jumping gene unusually active in gastrointestinal cancer

LINE-1 jumping gene unusually active in gastrointestinal cancer

Results of a trio of studies done on human cancer tissue biopsies have added to growing evidence that a so-called jumping gene called LINE-1 is active during the development of many gastrointestinal cancers. [More]
Studies show jumping genes more active during development of gastrointestinal cancers

Studies show jumping genes more active during development of gastrointestinal cancers

Results of a trio of studies done on human cancer tissue biopsies have added to growing evidence that a so-called jumping gene called LINE-1 is active during the development of many gastrointestinal cancers. [More]
Defects in mitochondria play key role in transition of normal cells to cancerous cells

Defects in mitochondria play key role in transition of normal cells to cancerous cells

Cancer cells defy the rules by which normal cells abide. They can divide without cease, invade distant tissues and consume glucose at abnormal rates. [More]
Portable microendoscope could eliminate need for costly biopsies for esophageal cancer patients

Portable microendoscope could eliminate need for costly biopsies for esophageal cancer patients

In a clinical study of patients in the United States and China, researchers found that a low-cost, portable, battery-powered microendoscope developed by Rice University bioengineers could eventually eliminate the need for costly biopsies for many patients undergoing standard endoscopic screening for esophageal cancer. [More]
Adaptimmune presents clinical results of NY-ESO TCR therapeutic candidate at ASCO 2015

Adaptimmune presents clinical results of NY-ESO TCR therapeutic candidate at ASCO 2015

Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the use of TCR engineered T-cell therapy to treat cancer, today announced a poster presentation of data on its lead clinical program, an affinity enhanced T-cell receptor (TCR) therapeutic targeting the NY-ESO-1 cancer antigen, in both solid and hematologic cancers. [More]
Game changing, breakthrough early cancer detection technology presented at ASCO 2015

Game changing, breakthrough early cancer detection technology presented at ASCO 2015

Anpac Bio-Medical Science Co., Ltd., Chief Executive Officer and Scientist Dr. Chris Yu and the Anpac research team are introducing what the 2015 Nobel Prize Laureate Summit on Biomedical Science (NPLS) organizers published as, "game changing" and "breakthrough" early cancer detection technology research results at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, May 29 – June 2, 2015. [More]
Esophageal cancer patients treated with proton therapy experience less toxic side effects

Esophageal cancer patients treated with proton therapy experience less toxic side effects

New research by scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has found that esophageal cancer patients treated with proton therapy experienced significantly less toxic side effects than patients treated with older radiation therapies. [More]
Multi-center study shows WATS3D biopsy increases detection of esophageal pre-cancer by 60% following endoscopic ablation of Barrett’s Esophagus

Multi-center study shows WATS3D biopsy increases detection of esophageal pre-cancer by 60% following endoscopic ablation of Barrett’s Esophagus

CDx Diagnostics announced today new clinical data from a multi-center study demonstrating the utility of the WATS3D biopsy for post-ablation surveillance of Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal dysplasia... [More]
Multi-center study shows WATS3D biopsy increases detection of esophageal pre-cancer by 60% following endoscopic ablation of Barrett’s Esophagus

Multi-center study shows WATS3D biopsy increases detection of esophageal pre-cancer by 60% following endoscopic ablation of Barrett’s Esophagus

CDx Diagnostics announced today new clinical data from a multi-center study demonstrating the utility of the WATS3D biopsy for post-ablation surveillance of Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal dysplasia... [More]
Studies support use of ThyraMIR and ThyGenX to improve detection of benign/malignant thyroid nodules

Studies support use of ThyraMIR and ThyGenX to improve detection of benign/malignant thyroid nodules

Data will be presented at both Digestive Disease Week (DDW) and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) annual medical meetings. [More]
Mount Sinai researchers present landmark studies at AATS meeting

Mount Sinai researchers present landmark studies at AATS meeting

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai researchers presented several landmark studies at the 2015 American Association for Thoracic Surgery meeting in Seattle. [More]
Long-term survivors of esophageal cancer still face continued risks, study finds

Long-term survivors of esophageal cancer still face continued risks, study finds

Patients with esophageal cancer who survive 5 years after undergoing surgery might breathe a sigh of relief and become complacent about continued monitoring. In fact, there is little published information on the outcome of patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer (LAEC) who survive beyond the 5-year mark. [More]
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