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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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

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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Esophageal Cancer" returned 1595 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clinical Analysis of Esophageal Stricture in Patients Treated with Intralesional Triamcinolone Injection after Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection for Superficial Esophageal Cancer.
 

Author(s): Kazuki Okamoto, Shigenaga Matsui, Tomohiro Watanabe, Yutaka Asakuma, Yoriaki Komeda, Ayana Okamoto, Ishikawa Rei, Masashi Kono, Mitsunari Yamada, Tomoyuki Nagai, Tadaaki Arizumi, Kosuke Minaga, Ken Kamata, Kentaro Yamao, Mamoru Takenaka, Toshiharu Sakurai, Naoshi Nishida, Hiroshi Kashida, Takaaki Chikugo, Masatoshi Kudo

Journal: Oncology. 2017 ;93 Suppl 1():9-14.

 

Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has been widely used in the resection of superficial esophageal cancers. Since its use has been extended to cases involving large esophageal tumors occupying nearly the whole or the whole circumference of the lumen, the occurrence of esophageal ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Metastatic esophageal cancer presenting as shock by injury of vagus nerve mimicking baroreceptor reflex: A case report.
 

Author(s): Kenji Tsuchihashi, Tomoyasu Yoshihiro, Tomomi Aikawa, Kenta Nio, Kotoe Takayoshi, Taku Yokoyama, Mitsuhiro Fukata, Shuji Arita, Hiroshi Ariyama, Yukiko Shimizu, Yuichiro Yoshida, Takehiro Torisu, Motohiro Esaki, Keita Odashiro, Hitoshi Kusaba, Koichi Akashi, Eishi Baba

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(49):e8987.

 

Neurogenic shock is generally typified by spinal injury due to bone metastases in cancer patients, but continuous disturbance of the vagus nerve controlling the aortic arch baroreceptor can cause shock by a reflex response through the medulla oblongata.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A 17-molecule set as a predictor of complete response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy with docetaxel, cisplatin, and 5-fluorouracil in esophageal cancer.
 

Author(s): Hajime Fujishima, Shoichi Fumoto, Tomotaka Shibata, Kohei Nishiki, Yoshiyuki Tsukamoto, Tsuyoshi Etoh, Masatsugu Moriyama, Norio Shiraishi, Masafumi Inomata

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Recently, neoadjuvant chemotherapy with docetaxel/cisplatin/5-fluorouracil (NAC-DCF) was identified as a novel strong regimen with a high rate of pathological complete response (pCR) in advanced esophageal cancer in Japan. Predicting pCR will contribute to the therapeutic strategy ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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 136 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Complications of stent placement in patients with esophageal cancer: A systematic review and network meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Amin Doosti-Irani, Mohammad Ali Mansournia, Abbas Rahimi-Foroushani, Peiman Haddad, Kourosh Holakouie-Naieni

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Palliative treatments and stents are necessary for relieving dysphagia in patients with esophageal cancer. The aim of this study was to simultaneously compare available treatments in terms of complications.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Diabetes mellitus carries a risk of esophageal cancer: A meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Bo Xu, Xiufang Zhou, Xiaohong Li, Chaoyang Liu, Caizhe Yang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Sep;96(35):e7944.

 

Many studies have showed that diabetes mellitus (DM) might be a risk factor for certain types of cancers. However, there are still inconsistent results on the effects of DM on the risk of esophageal cancer (EC). The objective of this study is to investigate the association and to ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Microvessel density as a prognostic factor in esophageal squamous cell cancer patients: A meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Guangzhi Ma, Jing Zhang, Hai Jiang, Nannan Zhang, Yunjie Zhu, Yunfu Deng, Qinghua Zhou

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jul;96(29):e7600.

 

To date, literature has emerged that shows contradictory results about the prognostic role of microvessel density (MVD) in esophageal squamous cell cancer (ESCC). The aim of the study set out to evaluate the correlation between MVD and the prognosis of ESCC.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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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PD-1 Knockout Engineered T Cells for Advanced Esophageal Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Esophageal Cancer

 

Last Updated: 17 Dec 2017

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