Items Tagged ‘Stages I-III Esophageal Cancer’

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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Tags: Barrett's Esophagus Esophageal Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, News, Stages I-III Esophageal Cancer


February 21st, 2013

Surgery Improves Survival in Esophageal Cancer

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Surgery after chemoradiotherapy—which is the standard of care in advanced esophageal cancer—increased overall and disease-free survival compared with chemoradiotherapy alone, according to the results of a study presented at the 2013 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco. The esophagus is a muscular tube that food and liquids pass through on their on their way to […]

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Tags: Esophageal Cancer, News, Stage IV/Recurrent Esophageal Cancer, Stages I-III Esophageal Cancer


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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Tags: Barrett's Esophagus Esophageal Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, News, Stages I-III Esophageal Cancer


September 10th, 2012

Preoperative Chemoradiotherapy Improves Survival in Esophageal Cancer

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Preoperative chemoradiotherapy doubled median overall survival among patients with esophageal or esophagogastric junction cancer compared to surgery alone, according to the results of a phase 3 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The esophagus is a muscular tube that food and liquids pass through on their on their way to the stomach. Each […]

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Tags: Esophageal Cancer, News, Stages I-III Esophageal Cancer


June 26th, 2012

Minimally Invasive Surgery a Viable Option for Esophageal Cancer

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Minimally invasive surgery may provide short-term benefits in resectable esophageal cancer, reducing the risk of pulmonary infection and improving quality of life, according to the results of a study published in The Lancet. 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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Tags: Esophageal Cancer, News, Stages I-III Esophageal Cancer


June 13th, 2011

ERCC1 Levels Strongly Associated with Survival in Esophageal Cancer

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Levels of expression of a specific gene (ERCC1 gene) are strongly associated with survival outcomes among patients with operable esophageal cancer undergoing platinum-based chemotherapy.  Results such as these may help guide personalized treatment options among this group of patients. These results were presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology […]

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Tags: Esophageal Cancer, News, Stages I-III Esophageal Cancer