Items Tagged ‘esophageal cancer’

September 10, 2009

Early Esophageal Cancer Amenable to Endoscopic Tx

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

Minimally invasive surgery on patients with early-stage esophageal cancer produced survival rates similar to conventional open surgery, a retrospective comparison showed.   “Endoscopic therapy … appears to be a reasonable alternative to esophagectomy in patients with mucosal esophageal adenocarcinoma,” Kenneth K. Wang, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and co-authors concluded.   MedPage […]

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September 2, 2009

New Therapy Spares Organ in Early Esophageal Cancer

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

Early-stage cancers of the esophagus can be treated effectively by less invasive, organ-sparing endoscopic therapy, a new study has found.   This is good news, as esophageal cancer arising from Barrett’s esophagus is increasing in frequency faster than any other cancer in the United States, and 90 percent of patients die within five years of […]

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