Tag: esophageal cancer

1. A hybrid minimally invasive esophagectomy approach (Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy) was found to have lower rates of intraoperative and postoperative complications after 30 days as compared to an open esophagectomy approach. 2. Disease-free survival and overall survival, though not statistically significant, trended towards higher rates with the minimally invasive hybrid approach. Evidence...
1. A hybrid minimally invasive esophagectomy approach (Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy) was found to have lower rates of intraoperative and postoperative complications after 30 days as compared to an open esophagectomy approach. 2. Disease-free survival and overall survival, though not statistically significant, trended towards higher rates with the minimally invasive hybrid approach. Evidence...
1. Hot tea consumption in combination with excessive smoking or alcohol use was associated with a higher risk for esophageal cancer. 2. In the absence of excessive alcohol use and smoking, daily tea drinking was not linked to increased risk for esophageal cancer. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)      Study Rundown: Esophageal cancer...
1. In a retrospective review of over 600 patients that underwent esophageal cancer surgery, there was no significant association between the total number of resected lymph nodes and disease-specific survival in esophageal cancer independent of other prognostic factors. 2. A greater number of metastatic lymph nodes were associated with increased...
Chemotherapy Use, Performance Status, and Quality of Life at the End of Life While the administration of chemotherapy in end-stage cancer patients with good performance status may improve quality of life, it is unclear whether individuals nearing death confer the same benefit. The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) currently...
1. In a prospective cohort trial of over 3000 volunteers who live in areas with high incidence of esophageal cancer, one-time screening with endoscopy was associated with increased detection of pre-neoplastic lesions and reduced long-term mortality compared to control. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Study Rundown: Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC)...
1. Extent of resection and preoperative tumor depth were significant predictors of improved 3- and 5-year survival in patients who received salvage esophagectomy for recurrent or residual disease following definitive chemotherapy. 2. Resection with negative margins (R0) was associated with earlier stage of cancer (T1/2) at diagnosis and initial complete...
Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Esophageal cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the esophagus. The esophagus is the tube that carries food and liquid to your stomach. There are two types of esophageal cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma starts in the cells that line the esophagus. These cells are called...
1. Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma accounted for nearly 90% of all global esophageal carcinoma subtypes. 2. Men had a higher incidence of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and adenocarcinoma (AC), with a nearly 4.5-fold high rate of AC compared to women. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Study Rundown: Esophageal cancer...
1. Supraclavicular lymph node (SCLN) positive patients with esophageal cancer, who were subsequently SCLN negative after neo-adjuvant chemotherapy, were not shown have a decreased 3-year survival rate following esophagectomy compared to patients who were originally SCLN negative. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)            Study Rundown: Esophageal cancer is a particularly...