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New drug uses ‘Trojan horse’ tactic to kill cancer from the inside

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A wonder cancer drug that acts as a “Trojan horse” to sneak into cells has successfully treated six forms of the disease in British trials. https://nypost.com/2019/02/08/new-drug-uses-trojan-horse-tactic-to-kill-cancer-from-the-inside/

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Mapping esophageal cancer genes leads to new drug targets

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Mutations that cause esophageal adenocarcinoma (OAC) have been mapped in unprecedented detail — unveiling that more than half could be targeted by drugs currently in trials for other cancer types https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190204114543.htm

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Immunotherapy May Help Patients with Advanced Esophageal Cancer

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Treating patients with advanced, metastatic esophageal cancer with an immune-system boosting drug called pembrolizumab, known by its brand name Keytruda, led to regression of tumors in some patients, according to results of a phase 2 clinical trial led by Weill … Continue reading

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To tea or not to tea: That is the question

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Tea has been touted for a myriad of beneficial health effects for as long as people have been drinking it. But concerns over soil contamination affecting tea plants has piqued in recent years. Overall, it seems that tea may potentially … Continue reading

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Pembrolizumab confers durable benefits in advanced esophageal cancer

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Pembrolizumab induced durable antitumor activity among patients with advanced, metastatic esophageal cancer whose disease progressed after two or more lines of treatment, according to results of the open-label, phase 2 KEYNOTE-180 study published in JAMA Oncology. https://www.healio.com/hematology-oncology/gastrointestinal-cancer/news/in-the-journals/%7B5765ddbf-76e1-4460-9e4c-d00d12132781%7D/pembrolizumab-confers-durable-benefit-in-advanced-esophageal-cancer

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A Capsule, a String, and a Sponge Could Save Millions From Esophageal Cancer

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“EsophaCap” Uses Genetic Biomarkers to Detect Dangerous Changes in the Cells Lining the Esophagus https://www.managedcaremag.com/news/20190122/capsule-string-and-sponge-could-save-millions-esophageal-cancer

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Hybrid Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy Confers Lower Complication Rate

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Patients with esophageal cancer who underwent hybrid minimally invasive esophagectomy had a lower rate of major complication during or after surgery compared with those who underwent transthoracic open esophagectomy, a trial showed (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00937456) https://www.cancertherapyadvisor.com/gastrointestinal-cancers/esophagectomy-confers-lower-complication-rate-cancer/article/829179/

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Can Breathalyzer Work for Cancer Detection?

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Owlstone’s medical breath test for the detection of various types of cancer is being analyzed in the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre. Can Breathalyzer Work for Cancer Detection?

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Keytruda Improves Survival as Second-Line Treatment for Esophageal Cancer

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Second-line treatment with pembrolizumab (Keytruda, Merck) reduced the risk of death by 31% in patients with advanced esophageal cancer compared with chemotherapy, according to new data from the KEYNOTE-181 phase 3 trial. https://www.specialtypharmacytimes.com/news/keytruda-improves-survival-as-second-line-treatment-for-esophageal-cancer

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Endoscopic Resection Brings Excitement to Esophageal Cancer Treatment

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Cancer Network spoke with Dr. Daniela Molena about the advancements in the treatment of esophageal cancer, including the safety and importance of endoscopic resection for the disease. http://www.cancernetwork.com/asco-gi-street-team/endoscopic-resection-brings-excitement-esophageal-cancer-treatment

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