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New Outpatient Treatment for Heartburn-Related Problem Stops Esophageal Cancer Before It Starts

Barrett's is a heartburn-related problem that damages the esophagus after repeated exposure to stomach acid. Barrett's sufferers are 125 times more likely to develop cancer of the esophagus, and such cases are rising faster than breast cancer, prostate cancer and melanoma. "Fortunately there...

Heat Therapy May Help Prevent Esophageal Cancer

Barrett's esophagus patients benefit from destruction of abnormal cells, study shows WEDNESDAY, May 27 (HealthDay News) -- Radiofrequency ablation is an effective treatment for precancerous Barrett's esophagus, researchers have found. In people with Barrett's esophagus, repeated aci...

Flushing From Alcohol a Risk Factor for Esophageal Cancer

Recognizing the enzyme deficiency would save many lives, study suggests TUESDAY, March 24 (HealthDay News) -- People who experience facial flushing when they drink alcohol are much more likely to develop alcohol-related esophageal cancer, say American and Japanese experts. Facial fl...

Alcohol-induced flushing is a risk factor for esophageal cancer from alcohol consumption

There is growing evidence, say researchers in this week's PLoS Medicine , that people who experience facial flushing after drinking alcohol are at much higher risk of esophageal cancer from alcohol consumption than those who do not. About a third of East Asians (Japanese, Chinese, and Koreans)...

Wine May Be Protective Against Esophageal Cancer

One glass a day may lower risk for Barrett's, a precursor to disease, study finds MONDAY, March 2 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking a glass of wine a day may lower the risk of Barrett's esophagus, a condition that precedes esophageal cancer. Barrett's esophagus, which affects about 5 p...

Kaiser Permanente Study Finds Drinking Wine May Lower Risk of Barrett's Esophagus, Precursor to Nation's Fastest Growing Cancer, Esophageal Cancer

OAKLAND, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Drinking one glass of wine a day may lower the risk of Barrett's Esophagus by 56 percent, according to a new study by the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in the March issue of Gastroenterology . Barrett's Esophagus is a precursor to esophageal canc...

A potential molecular target for biotherapy esophageal squamous cell carcinomas

The cadherin superfamily has a correlate relationship with the invasion and metastasis of carcinoma. It has been suggested that, unlike E-cadherin, N-cadherin may promote motility and invasion in carcinoma cells. To explore clinical pathological significance of E-cadherin and N-cadherin expression...

Gene variations alter risk of esophageal cancer

HOUSTON - 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. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Results of the study, which is the first to look at the association be...

Researchers ID Genetic Markers for Esophageal Cancer

Having 4 or more of these 11 genotypes triples risk of disease, study funds WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Eleven genetic variations believed to be predictors of esophageal cancer have been identified by U.S. researchers. The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center...

New research finds markers for esophageal cancer before it develops

PROVIDENCE, RI Rhode Island Hospital researchers have identified genetic proteins, also known as biomarkers, capable of distinguishing changes at the microscopic level that can signal a precancerous condition in the esophagus. These markers may help identify patients who are likely to progress t...

A biomagnetic diagnostic technique to evaluate esophageal transit time

ETT assessment is used to diagnose diseases, such as gastroesophageal reflux, dysphagia, esophagitis, and achalasia. These studies are commonly performed in conjunction with scintigraphic and manometric techniques, despite the use of ionizing radiation and catheters, for each of these additional t...

A potential targets for the prevention or treatment of esophageal carcinoma

Expression of Livin in fresh esophageal cancer tissues was detected by immunohistochemistry (IHC), Western blotting and reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), VEGF by Its correlation Western blotting and RT-PCR. Livin positivity was also significantly correlated with tumor stage...

SpectraScience Delivers Cancer Diagnosis System to Mayo Clinic and UCSD/VA for Detecting Esophageal Dysplasia in Patients

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SpectraScience, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SCIE), a San Diego-based medical devices company, today announced that it is shipping its WavSTAT(R) Optical Biopsy System to the Mayo Clinic and to the University of California San Diego/VA to complete a s...

New Therapy Freezes Out Esophageal Cancers

Cryoablation attractive option for older patients with other medical issues, team says FRIDAY, Aug. 8 (HealthDay News) -- A new method of freezing damaged cells in the esophagus to prevent them from turning cancerous is being used by gastroenterologists at the University of Texas Sout...

A new indicator for esophageal varix in alcoholic disease

Variceal hemorrhaging is associated with a high mortality rate. The early detection of esophageal varices is critical for the effective prevention of variceal hemorrhage. In daily medical practice, it is common to encounter patients with liver damage from chronic alcohol consumption. When the ...

How to save cost for esophageal varices?

Patients with cirrhosis of the liver develop abnormally dilated blood vessels in esophagus. These are called esophageal varices. Blood vomiting may occur from the rupture of these varices, which may be fatal, so it is important to eradicate these varices. To achieve this, an elastic band device is...

Noninvasive Procedures Show Promise for Esophageal Bleeding

They offer cost-effective look at dilated veins seen with cirrohosis but aren't sensitive enough TUESDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- New noninvasive methods to detect esophageal bleeding in people with cirrhosis show promise, according to two studies by Italian and American researchers...

What should we do when esophageal perforation occurs?

Management of ingested foreign bodies is a common clinical encounter. Complications of this pathology are dependent on a patient's age, the nature and localization of the foreign body, the presence of a perforation, and initial management procedures. Dr. Christian Righini from the University Me...

Is increased Slug expression associated with the progression to esophageal cancer?

Real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), semi-quantitative immunohistochemistry and tissue array reveal that the progression to adenocarcinoma is associated with increased Slug expression and this may represent a mechanism of E-cadherin silencing. This study, perform...

Carb Intake, Obesity Tied to Rise in Esophageal Cancers

Increased dietary intake of these refined compounds mirrors growth of disease, study says FRIDAY, Feb. 29 (HealthDay News) -- There may be a link between rising rates of carbohydrate intake and obesity and the increasing number of esophageal cancer cases in the United States, a new stu...

Study details link between obesity, carbs and esophageal cancer

Cleveland, Ohio February 25, 2008 Cases of esophageal cancer (adenocarcinoma) in the U.S. have risen in recent decades from 300,000 cases in 1973 to 2.1 million in 2001 at age-adjusted rates. A new study published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology shows that these rates in the U.S. clo...

Study examines self-expanding plastic stents in the treatment of benign esophageal conditions

OAK BROOK, Ill. January 25, 2008 Researchers from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, recently examined the use of self-expanding plastic stents (SEPSs) in the treatment of benign esophageal disease and found that use of SEPSs resulted in frequent stent migration and few cases of long-term imp...

ADH2 and ALDH2 are associated with esophageal cancer

As the seventh leading cause of cancer death worldwide, the occurrence of esophageal cancer varies by geographic area, ethnic group and gender. Esophageal cancer is thought to be triggered by a variety of environmental factors which interact with the host genome. Researchers have long been seeking...

Obesity Boosts Esophageal Cancer Risk

Very overweight people face 6 times the odds, study finds THURSDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people are six times more likely to develop esophageal cancer than people with healthy weight, says an Australian study that looked at 800 people with esophageal tumors and 1,600 people without ...

Transcutaneous cervical esophageal ultrasound can not substitute for 24-h pH monitoring or manometry

24-h pH monitoring and esophageal manometry are the gold standards of methods used for diagnosing GER and esophageal motor disorders, respectively. Intraluminal refluxate can be recognized by US images. Sonographic GER diagnosis is made by backward movement of gastric content into the esophagus an...

Married esophageal cancer patients fare worse in some quality of life aspects than single patients

Barcelona, Spain: In a surprising finding, American scientists have found that when battling oesophageal cancer, married patients dont fare as well as their single counterparts in certain aspects of their quality of life. In the study, presented today (Wednesday) at the European Cancer Confere...

Nodal Status is the Best Predictor in Esophageal Cancer

The number of lymph nodes that contain evidence of cancer is the best predictor of the effectiveness of adding chemotherapy and radiation to a treatment plan prior to surgery in individuals with oesophageal cancer. The authors say their finding is particularly important because the focus ...

New Wireless System Developed to Detect Esophageal Reflux

UT Southwestern Medical Center doctors and UT Arlington engineers have developed a wireless monitoring system that uses electrical impulses to track esophageal reflux . The wireless technology, called radio frequency identification (RFID), has been used in thousands of stores for tracking i...

Rise in Esophageal Cancer is emphasized by Richards’ deat

The death of the ex-governor of Texas, Ann Richards marks the rapid increase in esophageal cancer cases in the US. She died 6 months after being diagnosed with esophageal cancer.// Only 16 % or around 2,200, of the 14,000-esophageal cancer cases diagnosed in the US this year, will survive in 5 y...

Studies Find Connection Between Acid Reflux And Esophageal Cancer

In a new study scientists have claimed to find a link between acid reflux and esophageal cancer.// In a recent study that has been published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, researchers have explained that a specific enzyme found to be significantly higher in cancer cells on their expos...

Test for Esophageal Reflux Licensed to Bayer by University

A new test for esophageal reflux disease developed by a Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFUHS) otolaryngologist has been licensed to Bayer HealthCare’s Diagnostics Division by WFUHS.// The test, which detects the presence of human pepsin 3b in a patient’s saliva, was developed by Jamie K...

Hiccups May Be An Indication Of Esophageal Cancer

According to an Irish researcher, frequent hiccups together with weight loss and difficulty in swallowing may be an indication of esophageal cancer. // Professor Tom Walsh, author of the report, from the James Connolly Memorial Hospital in Dublin, told a meeting of the Royal College of Surgeo...

PET Can Predict Response To Treatment In Esophageal Cancer Patients

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is more accurate than traditional radiological methods in predicting the patients' response to chemotherapy// and radiation, says new research at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. The findings of the study are published in the April issue of Annals of...

Soft Drinks May Reduce Esophageal Cancer Risk

A study conducted by the researchers from the Yale School of Medicine has revealed that diet soda drinkers run a decreased risk of contracting cancer//. Until recently it was believed that there was a 350% higher risk of getting esophageal cancer through consuming carbonated soft drinks. In their s...

Drinking Moderately or More Ups Men's Cancer Risk

...ng can increase the risk for certain types of cancer." "We've known, for example, for maybe 30 years now that heavy drinking increases the risk for esophageal cancer," he said. "And drinking and oral cancer of the oral cavity and larynx are also well-established risks. Those are the strongest associations pr...

Heavy drinkers face significantly increased cancer risk

... daily drinkers. The results were astounding. "We saw increased risk for esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, lung... cancer and prostate cancer," Benedetti added. "The strongest risk was for esophageal and liver cancer." "This study crystalizes many strands of evidence from...

GenVec Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results Conference Call

... pancreatic cancer. TNFerade has also been and is currently being evaluated for its potential use in the treatment of several other cancers, including esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and head and neck cancer. GenVec also uses its proprietary adenovector technology to develop vaccines for infectious diseases i...

GenVec Receives Grant for Malaria Vaccine Program

... pancreatic cancer. TNFerade has also been and is currently being evaluated for its potential use in the treatment of several other cancers, including esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and head and neck cancer. GenVec also uses its proprietary adenovector technology to develop vaccines for infectious diseases i...

Scientists discover key event in prostate cancer progression

...e-independent prostate cancer cells. "Interestingly," Wang says, "the UBE2C gene is also over-expressed in breast, lung, ovary, bladder, thyroid and esophageal cancers, suggesting that our findings could have wide application." ...

Heavy Drinking Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

...cer on the list of malignancies that are affected by alcohol intake. "Certain cancers are commonly associated with alcohol -- head and neck cancer, esophageal cancer, breast cancer," Lichtenfeld said. "Similar consistent information in regard to prostate cancer and alcohol really doesn't exist. But this was ...
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