(SOURCE: TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN / EUREKALERT) – Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have made exciting new findings that could offer a means of fighting resistance to treatment for people with oesophageal cancer. Resistance to radiotherapy is a major stumbling block in the treatment of this cancer. For the first time, the research team led by Dr Stephen […]
(SOURCE: VAN ANDEL RESEARCH INSTITUTE) – A comprehensive analysis of 559 esophageal and gastric cancer samples, collected from patients around the world, suggests the two main types of esophageal cancer differ markedly in their molecular characteristics and should be considered separate diseases. The study, published today in Nature from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network, includes […]
(CANCER RESEARCH UK) According to a recent press release, scientists have discovered that a ‘sponge on a string’ pill test can identify which people with a condition called Barrett’s oesophagus (UK) or esophagus have a low risk of developing oesophageal cancer – sparing them uncomfortable endoscopies.
(AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH) According to a recent press release, among Japanese patients with esophageal cancer, those whose cancer tested positive for DNA from the bacterium Fusobacterium nucleatum had shorter cancer-specific survival compared with those whose cancer had no DNA from the bacterium.
(CANCER RESEARCH UK) According to a recent press release, scientists have developed an endoscope that uses near-infrared light to spot early warning signs of oesophageal – food pipe – cancer, according to research published in the Journal of Biomedical Optics today.
(CANCER RESEARCH UK) Scientists have discovered that oesophageal cancer can be classified into three different subtypes, paving the way for testing targeted treatments tailored to patients’ disease for the first time.
(Healio Gastroenterology) According to a study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, NSAID use was not associated with a reduced risk for developing the esophageal cancer precursor Barrett’s esophagus. The study suggests these drugs may only lower the risk of esophageal cancer in patients with Barrett’s esophagus. Prior studies have linked regular use of non-steroidal […]