Items Tagged ‘Barrett’s Esophagus Esophageal Cancer’

May 12th, 2015

Regular Screening of Barrett’s Esophagus Patients Improves Rate of Early Cancer Detection

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Patients with Barrett’s esophagus who undergo regular exams have an improved chance that precancerous changes and esophageal cancer will be detected early. These findings were published in the journal Gut. Barrett’s esophagus is a pre-cancerous condition of the esophagus. It means that there is a type of cell called columnar epithelial cells present in the […]

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April 15th, 2015

Radiofrequency Ablation in Barrett’s Esophagus May Prevent Esophageal Cancer

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Treatment of Barrett’s esophagus with radiofrequency ablation appears to keep the condition from progressing to esophageal cancer. These findings were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Barrett’s esophagus is a pre-cancerous condition of the esophagus. It means that there is a type of cell called columnar epithelial cells present in the surface […]

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March 26th, 2015

Cytosponge Offers Minimally Invasive Screening Option for Barrett’s Esophagus

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Screening for Barrett’s esophagus with a new device called a Cytosponge is accurate compared to endoscopy but less expensive and easier on patients. These findings were reported in the journal PLoS Medicine. Barrett’s esophagus is a pre-cancerous condition of the esophagus. It means that there is a type of cell called columnar epithelial cells present […]

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December 4th, 2013

Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Procedure Effective in Early Esophageal Cancer

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A minimally invasive endoscopic procedure to remove superficial, early stage esophageal is as effective as surgery that removes the entire esophagus, according to the results of a study published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The esophagus is a muscular tube that food and liquids pass through on their on their way to the stomach. Each year […]

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February 6th, 2013

Surgeon Volume Influences Outcomes in Esophageal Cancer

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Patients who undergo surgery for esophageal cancer have a much higher chance of long-term survival if the surgeon has performed the operation many times before, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The esophagus is a muscular tube that food and liquids pass through on their on their way […]

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July 8th, 2011

Barrett’s Esophagus May Carry Lower Risk of Esophageal Cancer Than Previously Reported

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Barrett’s esophagus—a condition characterized by abnormal cells in the lower part of the esophagus—may carry a lower risk of esophageal cancer than previously reported. These results were published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The esophagus is the tube that carries food and liquids from the mouth to the stomach. Barrett’s esophagus affects […]

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October 24th, 2008

Guidelines Do Not Recommend Endoscopy for GERD

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Guidelines Do Not Recommend Endoscopy for GERD The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has released a medical position statement that recommends against using endoscopy for the screening of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). These results were recently published in the journal Gastroenterology. GERD, also referred to as heartburn, is a condition in which the acidic […]

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