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Epidemiology and prevention of esophageal cancer

Latest research findings

Nov
07
Esophageal adenocarcinoma incidence in younger adults

Esophageal adenocarcinoma incidence in younger adults

There are a few recent reports that the incidence of EA has increased in young adults, and that they are
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Oct
17
Statins and risk of GI cancer

Statins and risk of GI cancer

Evidence continues to mount from observational epidemiologic studies and animal experiments supporting the notion that statins may be effective chemopreventive
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Oct
06
EA incidence rates in white males.

Increasing EA incidence by SEER registry

Last week I posted figures summarizing changes in age-adjusted incidence rates of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EA) over the past 20 years
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Sep
29
Hot food and beverages and risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma in Africa

Hot food and beverages and risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma in Africa

The habitual intake of very hot beverages has long been implicated in increasing risk of ESCC in higher-incidence areas in
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Sep
27
Are EA rates resuming their upward trend?

Are EA rates resuming their upward trend?

A number of observers have noted that the incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EA) appeared to plateau beginning in the early
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Aug
30
Worldwide esophageal cancer burden - 2020 to 2040

Worldwide esophageal cancer burden - 2020 to 2040

IARC's GLOBOCAN database was used to estimate the worldwide esophageal cancer burden in 2020, and to project to 2040 under
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Aug
08
More evidence supporting need for individualized EA screening

More evidence supporting need for individualized EA screening

Since approximately 40% of esophageal adenocarcinoma cases arise in persons without significant gastroesophageal reflux (Nat Rev Cancer 2015), it has
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Jul
22
Diet and risk of Barrett's

Diet and risk of Barrett's

This thoughtful and thorough analysis of food frequency dietary data from the Melbourne Cohort Study supports previous research indicating that
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Jun
16
Cost-effectiveness modeling suggests more targeted screening for esophageal adenocarcinoma

Cost-effectiveness modeling suggests more targeted screening for esophageal adenocarcinoma

Given that the incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma in the U.S. varies dramatically by sex and race, it seems likely
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Jun
16
Significant updates to Barrett's screening, surveillance and treatment guidelines

Significant updates to Barrett's screening, surveillance and treatment guidelines

Important guideline updates include the recommendations for nonendoscopic screening methods, longer intervals for short-segment BE surveillance, and specific suggestions for
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