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

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 1451 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Comparative evaluation of target volumes defined by deformable and rigid registration of diagnostic PET/CT to planning CT in primary esophageal cancer.
 

Author(s): Yanluan Guo, Jianbin Li, Peng Zhang, Qian Shao, Min Xu, Yankang Li

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jan;96(1):e5528.

 

To evaluate the geometrical differences of target volumes propagated by deformable image registration (DIR) and rigid image registration (RIR) to assist target volume delineation between diagnostic Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and planning CT for primary ...

Last Updated: 10 Jan 2017

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The prognostic influence of body mass index, resting energy expenditure and fasting blood glucose on postoperative patients with esophageal cancer.
 

Author(s): Ning Wu, Yongjun Zhu, Dhruba Kadel, Liewen Pang, Gang Chen, Zhiming Chen

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Body mass index (BMI), resting energy expenditure (REE) and fasting blood glucose (FBG) are major preoperative assessments of patients' nutrition and metabolic state. The relations and effects of these indices on esophageal cancer patients' postoperative short-term and long-term outcomes ...

Last Updated: 22 Dec 2016

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Clinical outcomes of elderly patients (≥70 years) with resectable esophageal squamous cell carcinoma who underwent esophagectomy or chemoradiotherapy: A retrospective analysis from a single cancer institute.
 

Author(s): Wang Jing, Hongbo Guo, Li Kong, Yan Zhang, Haiyong Wang, Changchun An, Hui Zhu, Jinming Yu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Dec;95(50):e5630.

 

A retrospective analysis was conducted to investigate outcomes of elderly patients with resectable esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) who underwent surgery or chemoradiotherapy (CRT).We performed a retrospective review of the records of elderly patients (≥70 years) with resectable ...

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2016

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

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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Simultaneous Comparison of Efficacy and Adverse Events of Interventions for Patients with Esophageal Cancer: Protocol for a Systematic Review and Bayesian Network Meta-analysis.
 

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

Journal: Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev.. 2016 ;17(2):867-72.

 

Esophageal cancer is one of the most serious malignancies. Due to the aggressive nature of this cancer, the prognosis is poor. A network meta-analysis with simultaneous comparison of multiple treatments can help determine better treatment options that have higher effects on overall ...

Last Updated: 1 Mar 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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