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 1615 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The effects of one-lung ventilation mode on lung function in elderly patients undergoing esophageal cancer surgery.
 

Author(s): Bao-Juan Zhang, Hai-Tao Tian, Hai-Ou Li, Jian Meng

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jan;97(1):e9500.

 

The objective of the present study was to explore the effects of different one-lung ventilation (OLV) modes on lung function in elderly patients undergoing esophageal cancer surgery. A total of 180 consecutive elderly patients (ASA Grades I-II, with OLV indications) undergoing elective ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Salvage radiochemotherapy for lymph node recurrence after radical surgery of esophageal cancer.
 

Author(s): Yi-Qin Zhou, Nai-Xin Ding, Li-Jun Wang, Wei Liu, Ming Jiang, Jin-Cheng Lu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Feb;97(5):e9777.

 

To evaluate the efficacy of salvage radiochemotherapy (SRC) in patients with recurrent lymph node after radical surgery in esophageal cancer.This study enrolled 58 patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma who underwent SRC for lymph node recurrence after radical surgery from ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Nimotuzumab combined with concurrent chemoradiotherapy in Japanese patients with esophageal cancer: A phase I study.
 

Author(s): Ken Kato, Takashi Ura, Wasaburo Koizumi, Satoru Iwasa, Chikatoshi Katada, Mizutomo Azuma, Satoshi Ishikura, Yoshinori Nakao, Hiroshi Onuma, Kei Muro

Journal: Cancer Sci.. 2018 Mar;109(3):785-793.

 

Nimotuzumab is a humanized anti-epidermal growth factor receptor IgG1 monoclonal antibody. This phase I study assessed the tolerability, safety, efficacy, and pharmacokinetics of nimotuzumab in combination with chemoradiotherapy in Japanese patients with esophageal cancer. Patients ...

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

Intakes of citrus fruit and risk of esophageal cancer: A meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Wenyue Zhao, Lu Liu, Shun Xu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Mar;97(13):e0018.

 

Esophageal cancer (EC) is the eighth most common cancer and the sixth most frequent cause of cancer death in the whole world. Many studies have investigated the association between citrus fruit intake and the risk of EC, but the results are inconsistent and not analyzed by category. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Prediction models for patients with esophageal or gastric cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): H G van den Boorn, E G Engelhardt, J van Kleef, M A G Sprangers, M G H van Oijen, A Abu-Hanna, A H Zwinderman, V M H Coupé, H W M van Laarhoven

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Clinical prediction models are increasingly used to predict outcomes such as survival in cancer patients. The aim of this study was threefold. First, to perform a systematic review to identify available clinical prediction models for patients with esophageal and/or gastric cancer. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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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