Esophageal Cancer

Common Name(s)

Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal cancer is a cancer of the esophagus, the hollow tube that carries food and liquids from the throat to the stomach. As the cancer grows, symptoms may include painful or difficult swallowing, weight loss and coughing up blood. The exact cause is usually not known, but both environmental and genetic factors are throught to play a role in the development of this condition. In the United States, risk factors for developing esophageal cancer include smoking, heavy drinking, obesity, and damage from acid reflux. Treatments include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and laser therapy. Some patients may also need nutritional support, since the cancer or treatment may make it hard to swallow.
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Esophageal Cancer" for support, advocacy or research.

4th Angel Mentoring Program

Learning that you have cancer can be an overwhelming experience – one that leaves you frightened, vulnerable and alone. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program offers free, one-on-one, confidential outreach and support from someone who has successfully made the same journey you are about to begin – the journey towards recovery. This specially trained volunteer and cancer survivor – your 4th Angel – is someone who will talk and listen in a supportive setting. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program is telephone based, so you can be connect with an angel anywhere in the country. 4th Angel Mentoring Program is part of The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative, a national non-profit organizat

Last Updated: 12 Dec 2012

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Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association, Inc.

The Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association (ECAA) is dedicated to providing outreach for esophageal cancer patients, caregivers and survivors, to foster public awareness of this disease, to stimulate and promote esophageal cancer research efforts, and to offer education and information in a supportive environment.

Last Updated: 19 Nov 2012

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Esophageal Cancer" for support, advocacy or research.

4th Angel Mentoring Program

Learning that you have cancer can be an overwhelming experience – one that leaves you frightened, vulnerable and alone. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program offers free, one-on-one, confidential outreach and support from someone who has successfully made the same journey you are about to begin – the journey towards recovery. This specially trained volunteer and cancer survivor – your 4th Angel – is someone who will talk and listen in a supportive setting. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program is telephone based, so you can be connect with an angel anywhere in the country. 4th Angel Mentoring Program is part of The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative, a national non-profit organizat

http://www.4thangel.org

Last Updated: 12 Dec 2012

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Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

http://www.CancerHopeNetwork.org

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association, Inc.

The Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association (ECAA) is dedicated to providing outreach for esophageal cancer patients, caregivers and survivors, to foster public awareness of this disease, to stimulate and promote esophageal cancer research efforts, and to offer education and information in a supportive environment.

http://www.ECAware.org

Last Updated: 19 Nov 2012

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Esophageal Cancer" returned 1466 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Gefitinib single drug in treatment of advanced esophageal cancer.
 

Author(s): Yingjun Xu, Zhihui Xie, Yan Shi, Mengwei Zhang, Jia Pan, Yanming Li, Hong Lu

Journal: J Cancer Res Ther. 2016 Dec;12(Supplement):C295-C297.

 

The objective of this study is to evaluate the clinical efficacy and toxicity of gefitinib single drug in treatment of advanced esophageal cancer.

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2017

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Single-lumen tracheal ventilation for minimally invasive esophagectomy in patients with esophageal cancer.
 

Author(s): Yu Bai, Yi Zhou, Xi Hua Lu

Journal: J Cancer Res Ther. 2016 Dec;12(Supplement):C277-C280.

 

The aim of this study was to observe the efficacy and safety of single-lumen tracheal ventilation for esophageal cancer surgery.

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2017

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Application of colon interposition among the esophageal cancer patients with partial gastrectomy.
 

Author(s): Qiuqiang Chen, Weimin Mao, Huanming Yu, Yixian Liang, Jiane Wang, Guoping Chen

Journal: J Cancer Res Ther. 2016 Dec;12(Supplement):C212-C216.

 

Esophageal reconstruction with colon interposition is an alternative solution for the esophageal cancer patients who have partial gastrectomy. The aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effects of colon interposition among the esophageal carcinoma patients with partial gastrectomy.

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2017

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Esophageal Cancer" returned 124 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Current Status and Future Prospects for Esophageal Cancer Treatment.
 

Author(s): Makoto Sohda, Hiroyuki Kuwano

Journal: Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb;23(1):1-11.

 

The local control effect of esophagectomy with three-field lymph node dissection (3FLD) is reaching its limit pending technical advancement. Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) by thoracotomy is slowly gaining acceptance due to advantages in short-term outcomes. Although the evidence ...

Last Updated: 22 Dec 2016

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Human papillomavirus-related esophageal cancer survival: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Lanwei Guo, Shuzheng Liu, Shaokai Zhang, Qiong Chen, Meng Zhang, Peiliang Quan, Xi-Bin Sun

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Nov;95(46):e5318.

 

Human papillomavirus (HPV) has been identified to be related to progression of esophageal cancer. However, the results remain controversial. A meta-analysis of epidemiologic studies was therefore conducted to address this issue.

Last Updated: 18 Nov 2016

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Review of the Burden of Esophageal Cancer in Malaysia.
 

Author(s): Ab Hamid Siti-Azrin, Wan Adnan Wan-Nor-Asyikeen, Bachok Norsa'adah

Journal: Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev.. 2016 ;17(8):3705-9.

 

Esophageal cancer is one of the top leading causes of cancer-related deaths in Malaysia. To date, neither the prevalence nor incidence of esophageal cancer nationally have been recorded. Esophageal cancer remains a major and lethal health problem even if it is not common in Malaysia. ...

Last Updated: 20 Sep 2016

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Last Updated: 21 Jun 2016

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Low-dose Aspirin Therapy for Esophageal Cancer
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Esophageal Cancer

 

Last Updated: 2 Jan 2016

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Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors Related to Esophageal Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Esophageal Cancer

 

Last Updated: 13 Jan 2017

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