Recent Stages I-III Esophageal Cancer News

Proton Beam Therapy May Improve Outcomes for Esophageal Cancer (January 23, 2017)

Currently a standard treatment for several gastrointestinal cancers (GI) combines the use of chemotherapy and radiation followed by surgical resection. Radiation may be part of the treatment strategy for... Continue Reading

Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Procedure Effective in Early Esophageal Cancer (December 4, 2013)

A minimally invasive endoscopic procedure to remove superficial, early stage esophageal is as effective as surgery that removes the entire esophagus, according to the results of a study published in Clinical... Continue Reading

Surgery Improves Survival in Esophageal Cancer (February 21, 2013)

Surgery after chemoradiotherapy—which is the standard of care in advanced esophageal cancer—increased overall and disease-free survival compared with chemoradiotherapy alone, according to the results... Continue Reading

Surgeon Volume Influences Outcomes in Esophageal Cancer (February 6, 2013)

Patients who undergo surgery for esophageal cancer have a much higher chance of long-term survival if the surgeon has performed the operation many times before, according to the results of a study published... Continue Reading

Preoperative Chemoradiotherapy Improves Survival in Esophageal Cancer (September 10, 2012)

Preoperative chemoradiotherapy doubled median overall survival among patients with esophageal or esophagogastric junction cancer compared to surgery alone, according to the results of a phase 3 study published... Continue Reading

Minimally Invasive Surgery a Viable Option for Esophageal Cancer (June 26, 2012)

Minimally invasive surgery may provide short-term benefits in resectable esophageal cancer, reducing the risk of pulmonary infection and improving quality of life, according to the results of a study published... Continue Reading

ERCC1 Levels Strongly Associated with Survival in Esophageal Cancer (June 13, 2011)

Levels of expression of a specific gene (ERCC1 gene) are strongly associated with survival outcomes among patients with operable esophageal cancer undergoing platinum-based chemotherapy.  Results such... Continue Reading

Chemoradiotherapy plus Surgery Improves Esophageal Cancer Survival (July 19, 2010)

Among patients with cancer of the esophagus or esophagogastric junction, treatment with chemotherapy and radiation therapy prior to surgery resulted in better overall survival than surgery alone. The results... Continue Reading

Less Extensive Treatment Doesn’t Worsen Survival with Early Esophageal Cancer (September 4, 2009)

Among patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma that involves only the innermost lining (mucosa) of the esophagus, treatment to remove just the cancer appears to result in similar overall survival as treatment... Continue Reading

Elderly Patients with Esophageal Cancer Can Tolerate Chemoradiotherapy (March 8, 2009)

Elderly Patients with Esophageal Cancer Can Tolerate Chemoradiotherapy Chemoradiotherapy (CRT) is an effective treatment and does not present major toxicity for elderly patients with esophageal cancer,... Continue Reading