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 1675 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clinical application of oral meglumine diatrizoate esophagogram in screening esophageal fistula during radiotherapy for esophageal cancer.
 

Author(s): Lidan Geng, Rong Wu, He Hu, Yu Zhao, Lingli Fan, Zhenhua Zhao, Dongbiao Liao, Musheng Li, Miao Xiang, Ying Ma, Xiaobo Du

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 May;97(18):e0668.

 

Esophageal fistula is a serious and common complication of radiotherapy for esophageal cancer. Therefore, early diagnosis and treatment is necessary. Because of side effect of barium esophagography, it cannot be used to screening esophageal fistula during radiotherapy. Meglumine diatrizoate ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Staging resection of multiple primary esophageal cancer by endoscopic submucosal dissection and esophagectomy: A case report.
 

Author(s): Yufeng Yao, Yimin Wu, Ying Chai

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 May;97(18):e0657.

 

Multiple primary esophageal cancer pose great risks to patients and are always challenging to resect surgically. In order to reduce the risk of postoperative complication and meet the needs of minimally invasive and precision medicine, new treatment plans have been always developed ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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miR-93-5p Transferred by Exosomes Promotes the Proliferation of Esophageal Cancer Cells via Intercellular Communication by Targeting PTEN.
 

Author(s): Meng Xin Liu, Juan Liao, Ming Xie, Zhi Kui Gao, Xiang Hu Wang, Ying Zhang, Mu He Shang, Li Hong Yin, Yue Pu Pu, Ran Liu

Journal: Biomed. Environ. Sci.. 2018 Mar;31(3):171-185.

 

To investigate the relationship between plasma miR-93-5p and the risk of esophageal cancer, as well as the influence of miR-93-5p on the biological function of esophageal cancer cells, exerted through exosomes.

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

Coffee consumption and risk of esophageal cancer incidence: A meta-analysis of epidemiologic studies.
 

Author(s): Juan Zhang, Bin Zhou, Chuanzheng Hao

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Apr;97(17):e0514.

 

In epidemiologic studies, association between coffee consumption and esophageal cancer risk is inconsistent.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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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Effects of S-1 combined with radiotherapy in the treatment of advanced esophageal cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis protocol.
 

Author(s): Wei Wang, Dong Xing, Yingjian Song, Feiyu Liu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Mar;97(12):e0164.

 

Esophageal cancer is one of the worst malignant digestive neoplasms with poor treatment outcomes. Definitive concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CRT) has become the standard nonsurgical treatment option for locally advanced esophageal cancer. The chemotherapeutic drugs 5-fluorouracil and ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2018

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Esophageal Cancer Tissue Banking
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Esophageal Cancer

 

Last Updated: 4 May 2018

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Last Updated: 13 Jun 2018

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