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OMNI Health Media is a leading online provider of Daily Health News. OMNI’s Stages I-III 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.
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


Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Procedure Effective in Early Esophageal Cancer

December 4th, 2013

Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Procedure Effective in Early Esophageal Cancer

By Anonymous User anonymous_user_10987

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 Tips and Features Other, Stages I-III Esophageal Cancer


February 21st, 2013

Surgery Improves Survival in Esophageal Cancer

By Anonymous User anonymous_user_10987

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 Tips and Features, Stage IV/Recurrent Esophageal Cancer, Stages I-III Esophageal Cancer


Surgeon Volume Influences Outcomes in Esophageal Cancer

February 6th, 2013

Surgeon Volume Influences Outcomes in Esophageal Cancer

By Anonymous User anonymous_user_10987

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 Tips and Features Other, Stages I-III Esophageal Cancer


September 10th, 2012

Preoperative Chemoradiotherapy Improves Survival in Esophageal Cancer

By Anonymous User anonymous_user_10987

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 Tips and Features, Stages I-III Esophageal Cancer


June 26th, 2012

Minimally Invasive Surgery a Viable Option for Esophageal Cancer

By Anonymous User anonymous_user_10987

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 Tips and Features, Stages I-III Esophageal Cancer


June 13th, 2011

ERCC1 Levels Strongly Associated with Survival in Esophageal Cancer

By Anonymous User anonymous_user_10987

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 Tips and Features, Stages I-III Esophageal Cancer


July 19th, 2010

Chemoradiotherapy plus Surgery Improves Esophageal Cancer Survival

By Anonymous User anonymous_user_10987

Among patients with cancer of the esophagus or esophagogastric junction, treatment with chemotherapy and radiation therapy prior to surgery resulted in better overall survival than surgery alone. The results of this Phase III clinical trial were presented at the 2010 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The esophagus is a muscular tube […]

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Tags: Esophageal Cancer, News Tips and Features, Stages I-III Esophageal Cancer


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