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Tag Archives: esophageal cancer
Video: Gastric to Esophageal Mucosal Transplantation
In the April issue of Gastroenterology, researchers report transplantation of mucosa from a patient’s stomach to esophagus, to prevent stricture formation after circumferential endoscopic mucosal dissection of early-stage esophageal cancer. Endoscopic submucosal resection and dissection are used to remove areas of dysplasia and … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, GI Tract, Technology Tagged dissection, dysplasia, EMD, EMR, esophageal cancer, esophagus, gastric mucosa, resection, stomach, stricture prevention, Surgery, transplantation 1 Comment
What is the Best Treatment for Esophageal Adenocarcioma?
Patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) who receive endoscopic therapy survive as long as patients treated by surgery, according to the November issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Esophageal cancer is a highly fatal malignancy—approximate 19% of patients survive 5 years. … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, GI Tract, Technology Tagged adenocarcinoma, EAC, esophageal cancer, esophagus, morbidity, mortality, neoplasm, risk factor, Surgery, survival, therapy, treatment 2 Comments
Overall Diet, Rather than Specific Foods, Affect Risk for Esophageal Cancer
A Mediterranean diet and overall healthy eating, rather than a particular group of foods or nutrients, reduce the risk for esophageal cancers—particularly esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), according to the September issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Although diet has … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, GI Tract Tagged anti-oxidant, cancer risk, diet, esophageal cancer, fish, foods, healthy eating, Mediterranean, nutrients, risk factors, Stomach Cancer, wine 2 Comments
Can Proton Pump Inhibitors Prevent Esophageal Cancer?
Proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy reduces risk of esophageal cancer in patients with Barrett’s esophagus (BE), according to the April issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. In BE, the squamous epithelium of the distal esophagus is replaced by metaplastic columnar epithelium, … Continue reading