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2012-01-20 08:00:07

(Ivanhoe Newswire) - Scientists working at the Medical Research Council have identified changes in the patterns of sugar molecules that line pre-cancerous cells in the esophagus, a condition called Barrett's dysplasia, making it much easier to detect and remove these cells before they develop into esophageal cancer. Esophageal cancer is the fifth biggest cause of cancer death in the United Kingdom and the eighth leading cause of cancer deaths for men in the United States. Moreover, the...

2012-01-18 06:30:10

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Experiments involving mice help provide new insight into what may cause a lethal form of esophageal cancer. Research linked inflammation and bile acid reflux to the spread of cancer-causing stomach cells into the esophagus. This discovery may help pioneer strategies for treatment. Esophageal adenocarcinoma is a cancer of the esophagus that is associated with acid reflux disease and Barrett esophagus (BE). BE is characterized by changes in the cells that line the...

2012-01-18 00:10:15

New understanding of fastest-rising solid tumor in US Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have identified the critical early cellular and molecular events that give rise to a type of esophageal cancer called esophageal adenocarcinoma, the fastest-rising solid tumor in the United States. The findings, published online today in Cancer Cell, challenge conventional wisdom regarding the origin and development of this deadly cancer and its precursor lesion, Barrett's...

2012-01-18 00:06:01

A new study is providing clues that may answer a decades-old question about the cells that give rise to a particularly lethal form of esophageal cancer. The research, published by Cell Press in the January 17th issue of the journal Cancer Cell, links inflammation and bile acid reflux with migration of cancer-causing stomach cells into the esophagus and may help guide future strategies for early therapeutic intervention. Esophageal adenocarcinoma is a cancer of the esophagus that is...

2012-01-16 10:47:44

Scientists working at the Medical Research Council have identified changes in the patterns of sugar molecules that line pre-cancerous cells in the esophagus, a condition called Barrett's dysplasia, making it much easier to detect and remove these cells before they develop into esophageal cancer. These findings, reported in the journal Nature Medicine, have important implications for patients and may help to monitor their condition and prevent the development of cancer. Oesophageal cancer...

2011-11-21 08:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BARRX Medical Inc., a leader in developing minimally invasive medical devices used in conjunction with endoscopy to remove precancerous tissue from the gastrointestinal tract, announces today that they have signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Covidien. Covidien is a leading global provider of healthcare products and a worldwide leader in advanced energy-based devices. Covidien will acquire all of the outstanding capital stock of...

2011-11-01 21:15:45

Patients with recent use of aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), or anti-clotting drugs such as clopidogreal (Plavix) do not appear to have an increased risk of bleeding during or after removal of precancerous lesions in the digestive tract, according to results of a Mayo Clinic study. The findings, culled from a review of 1,382 procedures of patients treated at Mayo Clinic in Florida, are being presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology in...

2011-10-11 12:10:14

After demonstrating that light accurately detected pre-cancerous cells in the lining of the esophagus, Duke University bioengineers turned their technology to the colon and have achieved similar results in a series of preliminary experiments. This technology could be a non-invasive way for physicians to detect abnormal cells, or dysplasia, which have the potential of turning cancerous. These cells are in the epithelium, or lining, of various tissues, including the esophagus and colon....

2011-09-23 12:30:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New plain-language publications from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) compare the benefits and risks of treatments for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a digestive condition that affects millions of Americans and can be treated with medications or surgery. The publications are based on an updated evidence report also released today. The report concluded...

2011-09-15 09:00:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dave Kyle had suffered from heartburn for years. When he started to have difficulty swallowing food and began to lose weight, he saw his family doctor. After medical testing, he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. His prognosis was grim, and conventional treatments offered little chance of recovery. Extensive research brought Kyle to Baja California, Mexico for a new treatment that targets only cancer cells and does not have side...


Latest Barrett's esophagus Reference Libraries

Gastroscopy
2013-03-04 10:13:56

The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

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