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Dietary vitamin B intake and the risk of esophageal cancer: A meta-analysis

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Researchers conducted this systematic review with meta-analysis to study the association of dietary B vitamins’ intake with the risk of esophageal cancer (EC). https://www.mdlinx.com/journal-summaries/b-vitamins-esophageal-cancer-meta-analysis/2018/11/13/7549080?spec=oncology

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Immunoregulatory influence of abundant MFG‐E8 expression by esophageal cancer treated with chemotherapy

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In recent years, the human immune system has been recognized as having important roles in tumor progression.1, 2 Because immune escape, which is caused by various factors such as regulatory cells, molecules, and cytokines, is associated with tumor development, the … Continue reading

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People more prone to deadly diseases if overweight: Doctors

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People who are overweight or obese have a higher risk of many serious health conditions, including type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart diseases. But city based doctors say that the most threatening aspect is that being overweight or obese … Continue reading

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Of Mice & Men: Why Rodents Make ‘Perfect Copycats’ For Cancer Research

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Do you ever wonder how cancer research conducted on mice relates to humans? Even scientists have pondered this question. Researchers at Michigan State University have laid to rest at least some of the puzzle in a recent study. https://www.studyfinds.org/mice-make-perfect-copycats-cancer-research/

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Is Controversy Over NCRT Plus Surgery Warranted in Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma?

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Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NCRT) plus surgery significantly improves survival vs surgery alone in locally advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), with acceptable and manageable adverse events, according to a new study. http://www.cancernetwork.com/head-neck-cancer/controversy-over-ncrt-plus-surgery-warranted-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma

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Role of Immunotherapy May Expand in Gastric/GEJ Cancers

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he second-line treatment of gastric and gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancers has shifted considerably in the last few years, due in part to the addition of immunotherapy for select subgroups of patients. https://www.onclive.com/conference-coverage/soss-gi-usc-2018/role-of-immunotherapy-may-expand-in-gastricgej-cancers

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Obesity tied to increased risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease

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As over 93 million adults and over 13 million children are affected by obesity in the United States, it’s important for consumers to be aware of the risks associated with the condition, while also working to make healthier choices. https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/obesity-tied-to-increased-risk-of-cancer-and-cardiovascular-disease-102518.html

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Does gut microbiota hold the key to improved diagnosis and treatment of esophageal cancer?

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Esophageal microbiota may help to improve the diagnosis and management of esophageal cancer https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/sh-dgm101918.php

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By Middle Age, Healthy People Have Way More Cancer-Causing Mutations Than We Thought

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Aging causes changes in our bodies and our cells. But a new study finds that the extent of these changes could be a lot greater than we previously thought. https://www.livescience.com/63874-mutant-cells-aging.html

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Problematic PR releases: As evidence lags on proton therapy, hospitals lure patients with anecdotes and high-tech appeals

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A recent news release from Michigan’s Beaumont Medical Center shared the story of an 8-year-old girl with a brain tumor who traveled from Hawaii to be treated at the hospital’s proton therapy center Problematic PR releases: As evidence lags on … Continue reading

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