Stomach and Esophageal Cancers Archives - NFCR

Stomach and Esophageal Cancers

Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month: Identifying Potential for New, Personalized Treatments

Although esophageal cancer makes up only 1% of cancer diagnoses in the United States, it is among the most difficult cancers to treat. Esophageal cancer affects the esophagus, the tube which connects the throat to the stomach. The five-year survival rate for this cancer is just 18% – due in…...

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Stomach Cancer Awareness

From the moment the calendar flips from October to November, bellies across the country start to rumble. With Thanksgiving at the end of the month, who can help but to think about the wonderful meal which awaits? Whether it be anxiously preparing for the indulgence of the holiday season or…...

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New Test Developed for Pre-Cancerous Barrett’s Esophagus

In recognition of Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month, this National Foundation for Cancer Research post offers a look at a significant diagnostic advancement for a risk factor associated with the terrible disease. A new test for Barrett’s esophagus, a precancerous forerunner of the much deadlier esophageal adenocarcinoma, is in clinical trials…...

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Study Better Predicts Stomach Cancer

Although stomach (AKA gastric) cancer is the third deadliest cancer in the world, claiming an estimated 10,960 lives in the United States alone in 2017, it remains one of the more difficult cancers to notice and detect. Indeed, more than two-thirds of patients are diagnosed only after the disease is…...

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