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Oesophageal Cancer

Deprived cancer patients face fatal health problems

Cancer patients from deprived backgrounds are more likely to develop life-threatening health problems, research published today (Wednesday) in the British Journal of...

Drinking culture blamed for 'appalling' rise in alcohol-related cancers

There has been a significant increase in cancers which are linked to alcohol over the past ten years, according to figures requested by the Liberal Democrats.

Chance of surviving gut cancers up 40 per cent in two decades

Cancer patients in England are 40 per cent more likely to survive for at least a year after diagnosis of stomach and oesophageal cancer than they were in the eighties,...

Less booze not more veg is key to cut cancer risk

People should be warned that cancer is linked to obesity and alcohol, rather than urged to eat more fruit and vegetables to protect against the disease.

Heart drug may cut cancer risks finds study

People using a class of heart drug known as ACE-inhibitors to lower their blood pressure have "significantly" reduced risks of pancreatic, bowel and oesophageal cancers,...

Local researchers trial aspirin to help prevent cancer of the foodpipe

Doctors from around the UK are investigating whether the humble aspirin can be used to prevent cancer of the foodpipe - known as oesophageal cancer. The drug is being used...

Cancer Research UK launches trial of experimental drug combination for advanced stomach and oesophageal cancer

Cancer Research UK’s Drug Development Office (DDO) has joined forces with academia and industry to open a clinical trial that will test an experimental drug from...

Stomach bacteria may prevent some oesophageal cancers

US and Iranian scientists have found more evidence that some stomach bacteria may help to protect against the development of a form of oesophageal (gullet) cancer called...

New test gives hope for early diagnosis of oesophageal cancer

A new screening test for oesophageal (food pipe) cancer could dramatically improve survival from the disease, according to research published in the British Journal of...

Trial launch of urgently-needed combination treatment for oesophago-gastric cancer

Cancer Research UK’s Drug Development Office (DDO), in collaboration with academia and industry, has announced a new trial to open in Oxford. The trial will test an...

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