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Esophageal Cancer is Allergic to Strawberries
Food as medicine is a concept that continues to evolve. We've learned how a number of foods, such as cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, kale, etc.) contain compounds that can help prevent and fight cancer.
High BMI may not Hurt Chances After Surgery
Obesity is now known to increase the risk of a number of cancers, including esophageal. The exact nature of the association between body mass index (BMI) and esophageal cancer is now clearer and somewhat surprising.
Head & Neck Cancer Aggressive in Transplant Patients
Generally, cancers found in and around the throat are associated with a history of smoking or drinking. However, an aggressive form of this cancer shows up in some organ transplant patients who are taking drugs to prevent organ rejection.
Glow-in-the-Dark for Monitoring Throat Cancer
For some types of cancer, particularly malignancies of the throat, there is a period of time before the cancer is fully developed where it could go either way. New ways of monitoring these precancerous areas to catch cancer earlier are under development.
Technology Grades Cells to Predict Cancer
Folks with severe acid reflux can develop a pre-cancerous condition known as Barrett's esophagus that needs to be watched carefully. A new piece of equipment may help doctors detect the earliest stages of cancer.
Esophageal Cancer Gene Discovered
New research opens the door for new therapies to treat one of the worst sorts of cancer. Finding a genetic cause for esophageal cancer offers tremendous new opportunities.
Stomaching Acid Reflux's Link to Cancer
One particularly lethal form of esophageal cancer has baffled medical scientists for decades. New research may have found the missing piece to the puzzle.
Scoring Life After Cancer on a Scale of 0-100
Treating esophageal cancer is rigorous. Surgery can involve not just the throat, but the chest and abdomen. So how's life after such extensive treatment? Researchers wanted to know and found out.
Obesity Doesn't Extend Life
Carrying around too many pounds does no body any good. This, unfortunately, is especially the case with cancer survivors. And having too, too much weight can be a drag on survival. Literally.
FDA approves Erbitux to treat late-stage head and neck cancer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Erbitux ( cetuximab ) for use with chemotherapy to treat patients with late-stage (metastatic) head and neck cancer.