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OMNI Health Media is a leading online provider of Daily Health News. OMNI’s Esophageal Cancer News provides summaries of developments in the prevention, screening, and management of Gastrointestinal Health Conditions as they are discovered and reported by physicians and scientists around the world. Our mission is to provide this news, including results of recent clinical trials evaluating new therapies and supportive care strategies in order to better educate patients and their caregivers, ensuring timely access to the best care available.
New Standard of Care for Treatment of Resectable Gastric Cancer

October 3rd, 2017

New Standard of Care for Treatment of Resectable Gastric Cancer

By Anonymous User anonymous_user_10987

The superiority of docetaxel based triplet therapy over standard care in patients with resectable esophago-gastric cancer has been confirmed in late-breaking results from the FLOT4 trial presented at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid.1 Survival in resectable esophago-gastric cancer is poor. Five-year overall survival is around 25% with surgery, and is increased to 36% by […]

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Tags: Esophageal Cancer, esophago-gastric cancer, Gastric Cancer, News Tips and Features, News Tips and Features Other


The US Food and Drug Administration has Expanded the Approval of the Precision Cancer Medicine Keytruda for Treatment of Gastric Cancer

September 25th, 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration has Expanded the Approval of the Precision Cancer Medicine Keytruda for Treatment of Gastric Cancer

By Anonymous User anonymous_user_10987

Keytruda (Pembrolizumab) is now indicated for patients with recurrent locally advanced or metastatic gastric or gastro-esophogeal junction adenocarcinoma. Patients eligible for keytruda therapy under this new indication must have PD-L1-expressing tumors, and must demonstrate disease progression after two or more prior lines of therapy – including fluoropyrimidine- and platinum-containing chemotherapy and, in some cases, HER2/neu-targeted […]

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Tags: checkpoint inhibitor, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, gastro-esophogeal junction cancer, keytruda, metastatic gastric, News Tips and Features, News Tips and Features Other, pembrolizumab, Precision Cancer Medicine


Gerd- Raising Awareness About an Unknown Killer

June 27th, 2017

Gerd- Raising Awareness About an Unknown Killer

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

By Sharon Reynolds ECAN spreads the word about the link between acid reflux and esophageal cancer. John Mordecai, better known to his many friends as Monte, was “a healthy guy,” remembers his wife, Mindy. He was a runner. He didn’t eat sugar and kept to a low-fat diet. But for many years, he experienced unexplained […]

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Tags: Esophageal Cancer, GERD, News Tips and Features, News Tips and Features Other


Interim PET Scans May Improve Treatment for Esophageal Cancer

February 9th, 2017

Interim PET Scans May Improve Treatment for Esophageal Cancer

By cancerconnect cancerconnect

Clinical trial results presented at the 2017 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco suggest that the use of PET scans to assess a cancers response to initial chemotherapy may provide doctors with useful information to further tailor chemotherapy. Standard treatment of patients with stage II-III esophageal and gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancers includes chemotherapy with radiation […]

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Tags: Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, News Tips and Features, News Tips and Features Other


Proton Beam Therapy May Improve Outcomes for Esophageal Cancer

January 23rd, 2017

Proton Beam Therapy May Improve Outcomes for Esophageal Cancer

By Anonymous User anonymous_user_10987

Currently a standard treatment for several gastrointestinal cancers (GI) combines the use of chemotherapy and radiation followed by surgical resection. Radiation may be part of the treatment strategy for select cancers of the esophagus, anus, rectum, pancreatic, or small intestine. This treatment approach is often associated with improved outcomes but the radiation may also cause […]

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Tags: Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, News Tips and Features, News Tips and Features Other, Pancreatic Cancer, proton beam therapy, Recurrent Gastric Cancer, Recurrent Pancreatic Cancer, Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer, Stage IV/Recurrent Esophageal Cancer, Stages I-II Gastric Cancer, Stages I-III Esophageal Cancer


Should HER2 Testing Be Routinely Performed in Patients with Gastric Cancer?

December 8th, 2016

Should HER2 Testing Be Routinely Performed in Patients with Gastric Cancer?

By Anonymous User anonymous_user_10987

The short answer is yes! New evidence-based guidelines for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) testing in advanced gastric and gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma (GEA) have been released jointly by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Currently, HER2 is the only marker that can be […]

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Tags: adenocarcinoma, American Society for Clinical Pathology, and American Society of Clinical Oncology, asco, ASCP, CAP, College of American Pathologists, Esophageal Cancer, for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2, Gastric Cancer, Gastroesophageal cancer, HER2 testing


It’s GERD Awareness Week–November 20th

November 20th, 2016

It’s GERD Awareness Week–November 20th

By Anonymous User anonymous_user_10987

It’s that time of year again when there is a tendency to overindulge in a mélange of delicious foods. Although many people may only suffer discomfort from over eating, another group of people suffer from the far more troublesome and chronic disorder of GERD—and it isn’t just over the holidays, nor is it simply from […]

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Tags: barrett's esophagus, Esophageal Cancer, GERD, heartburn, News Tips and Features, News Tips and Features Other, online community, Screening/Prevention Esophageal Cancer


Managing Your Finances in the Face of Illness

September 27th, 2016

Managing Your Finances in the Face of Illness

By megm megm

Monitoring the financial transactions that accompany any medical challenge can require vigilance, but the long-term benefit of remaining financially secure is worth the extra effort. By Sarah O’Leary When you are in the throes of a major medical event, the last thing you want to do is manage the quality and the price of your […]

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Tags: anal fissures, Barrett's Esophagus Esophageal Cancer, Celiac Disease, cirrhosis, Colon Cancer, crohns disease ulcerative colitis, Esophageal Cancer, Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer, gallstones, Gastric Cancer, gastric Ulcer, GERD


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