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Epidemiology and prevention of esophageal cancer and Barrett's esophagus

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Jun
03
Using the Cytosponge for targeted screening of Barrett's

Using the Cytosponge for targeted screening of Barrett's

Using data from the previously published BEST3 clinical trial (1), the authors estimated the potential for improving the detection of
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Apr
09
Asbestos exposure and esophageal cancer

Asbestos exposure and esophageal cancer

Exposure to asbestos, whether through occupational or environmental routes, can cause several cancers, including mesothelioma and lung. It’s role
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Mar
21
Unrelated mortality after endoscopic eradication of Barrett's neoplasia

Unrelated mortality after endoscopic eradication of Barrett's neoplasia

This study provides valuable context for patients and their physicians concerned about future health implications of their diagnosis and treatment
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Mar
05
New cancer screening network announced

New cancer screening network announced

In exciting news on the prevention/screening front, The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is leading a new clinical trials consortium
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Feb
01
Update on Barrett's screening

Update on Barrett's screening

While not breaking new ground, this manuscript from Mayo Clinic nicely reviews state of the art approaches to screening (and
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Nov
29
Bariatric surgery vs medications in Barrett's

Bariatric surgery vs medications in Barrett's

Does bariatric surgery influence subsequent risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma? Depending on whom and when you ask, what population or subpopulation
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Oct
03
AI in screening and diagnosis of upper GI cancers and precursors

AI in screening and diagnosis of upper GI cancers and precursors

There is currently a great deal of interest in the role of Artifical Intelligence (AI) in medicine, particularly in specialties
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Aug
22
Gastric bypass surgery associated with reduced risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma

Gastric bypass surgery associated with reduced risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma

This large multinational observational study investigated whether bariatric surgery was associated with reduced risk of esophageal and cardia adenocarcinoma (ECA)
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Jul
14
Fine particulates and risk of esophageal cancer

Fine particulates and risk of esophageal cancer

This prospective cohort study conducted in China aimed to assess the association between long-term exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.
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Jun
16
Advances in management of esophageal cancer

Advances in management of esophageal cancer

While the ESOCAN website and blog focus on the epidemiology and prevention of esophageal cancer, this review gives insight into
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