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KIST develops stent for esophagus cancer

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Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) said its researchers have developed a new stent that minimizes the restenosis of cancer cells while showing a synergetic effect with conventional chemotherapy such as radiation therapy. http://fightec.org/wp-admin/post-new.php  

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Healthy Living: Treatment for Esophageal Cancer

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Twenty thousand people are diagnosed with esophageal cancer every year in the U.S., and many of those cancers are in advanced stages by the time patients have any symptoms and seek treatment. Healthy Living: Treatment for Esophageal Cancer

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Global Trends in Gastroesophageal Cancer

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Panelists: Johanna C. Bendell, MD, Sarah Cannon Research Institute; Peter C. Enzinger, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Yelena Y. Janjigian, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Kohei Shitara, MD, National Cancer Center Hospital East; Eric Van Cutsem, MD, PhD, University of … Continue reading

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Video Pills and Glowing Tumors are the Future of Cancer Diagnosis

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Cancer research is quickly leaving traditional treatment methods behind with new approaches arising almost every month. Now, video pills and glowing tumors are paving the way to new cancer cures. Video Pills and Glowing Tumors are the Future of Cancer … Continue reading

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Multidisciplinary Management of Gastric/GEJ Cancers

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Insights From: David Ilson, MD PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Minaxi Jhawer, MD, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center https://www.onclive.com/insights/gastric-gej-cancer-perspectives/multidisciplinary-management-of-gastric-gej-cancers

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New ASGE president hopes to expand leadership training, promote innovation

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Edmundowicz officially began his tenure as president in June at Digestive Disease Week in Washington, D.C., and will hold the role until May 2019. He has been a member of the society since 1989 and previously held the roles of … Continue reading

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Researchers develop tool to more easily detect esophageal cancer cells

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Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation have developed a new nanoparticle-based platform for simultaneous imaging and treatment of esophageal cancer. https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-07-tool-easily-esophageal-cancer-cells.html

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New insight into the maturation of miRNAs

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An international research team led by Helmholtz Zentrum M√ľnchen, Technical University of Munich and the University of Edinburgh has used an integrated structural biological approach to elucidate the maturation of a cancer-causing microRNA in gene regulation. In the future, the … Continue reading

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Expanding Insurance Coverage or Proton Therapy

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Report exploring high coverage denial rates for advanced treatment inspires grassroots campaign to expand patient rights https://www.itnonline.com/article/expanding-insurance-coverage-or-proton-therapy

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Casino Night Fundraiser aims to raise money for esophageal cancer research

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – If you’ve been itching to hit up a casino lately, now’s your chance. And it’s all to benefit a great cause! Michelle and DJ Urban are hosting a Casino Night Fundraiser at the Burney Center on … Continue reading

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