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Scientists grow human esophagus in lab

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Scientists working to bioengineer the entire human gastrointestinal system in a laboratory now report using pluripotent stem cells to grow human esophageal organoids. This is the first time scientists have been able to grow human esophageal tissue entirely from pluripotent … Continue reading

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Comparison of short-term outcomes between minimally invasive McKeown and Ivor Lewis esophagectomy for esophageal or junctional cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Minimally invasive esophagectomy is increasingly performed for esophageal or gastroesophageal junctional cancer, with advantages of improved perioperative outcomes in comparison with open esophagectomy. McKeown and Ivor Lewis are widely used procedures of minimally invasive esophagectomy, and there have been controversies … Continue reading

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Firefighter and search and rescue dog help fight cancer

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Hardin County Fire Department District 14 Chief William Branum and his search and rescue dog, Jodi Le, have been through a lot together, embarking on multiple searches, finding missing individuals, and traversing many miles. And after they both beat cancer, … Continue reading

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Nomogram predicts survival benefit for non-metastatic esophageal cancer patients who underwent preoperative radiotherapy

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A prognostic model to predict the individual disease-specific survival (DSS) rates of non-metastatic esophageal cancer (nMEC) patients after preoperative radiotherapy (pRT) has not been established. In the current study, we aimed to establish a survival nomogram for nMEC patients after … Continue reading

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Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention

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Learn about the risk factors for esophagus cancer and what you might be able to do to help lower your risk. https://www.cancer.org/cancer/esophagus-cancer/causes-risks-prevention.html

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9/11 first responders begin to feel attack’s long-term health effects

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Rob Serra was just 21 and had not even started in his new job as a New York City firefighter when terrorists brought down the World Trade Center’s twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001. https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/9-11-anniversary/9-11-first-responders-begin-feel-attack-s-long-term-n908306

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Approximately 300,000 Unknown People are still at Risk of Developing 9/11 Related Cancers

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Dr. Gaetane Michaud, Chief of Interventional Pulmonology at NYU Langone Health and its Perlmutter Cancer Center, emphasize the importance of an overlooked health issue today on SurvivorNet, a newly launched website for cancer patients and survivors, stating that approximately 300,000 … Continue reading

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Barrett’s esophagus tied to esophageal adenocarcinoma survival

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Patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma who displayed Barrett’s esophagus or intestinal metaplasia had better survival than patients without, according to research published in Gastroenterology. https://www.healio.com/gastroenterology/esophagus/news/online/%7B093ba7f1-8442-4444-9f16-a84a2f778283%7D/barretts-esophagus-tied-to-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-survival

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Study: Obesity at Young Age Increases Cancer Risk Later

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For all the advances made in the United States in the “war on cancer” over the past 40-plus years, the battle against obesity-related cancer is another story. Case in point: a study(www.cdc.gov) published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report last … Continue reading

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Expert Outlines Clinical Implications of Precision Medicine in GI Cancers

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Regarding precision medicine in gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, pathologists are working to determine which patient populations should undergo which molecular tests. https://www.onclive.com/web-exclusives/expert-outlines-clinical-implications-of-precision-medicine-in-gi-cancers

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