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Oesophageal Cancer

Cancer Research Technology and Affitech A/S sign exclusive antibody development deal

Cancer Research Technology, the commercial arm of Cancer Research UK, has signed a license agreement to grant antibody medicines company, Affitech A/S, (NASDAQ OMX: AFFI...

Long-term use of bone-strengthening drugs may increase oesophageal cancer risk

People who take bone-strengthening pills called bisphosphonates over a long period of time could be more likely to develop cancer of the oesophagus.

Booze causes at least 13,000 cancers a year in the UK

Alcohol causes at least 13,000 cases of cancer a year in the UK, according to a new report published in the British Medical Journal today (Friday)

Study suggests oesophageal cancer 'less common than previously thought' in people with Barrett's oesophagus

In the largest study of its kind, Danish researchers have found that the rates of oesophageal cancer among people with Barrett's oesophagus - a common condition that...

Scientists reveal new insights in the development of oesophageal cancer

Cancer Research UK scientists show today that while inherited faulty genes can increase the risk of Barrett's Oesophagus – a condition linked to acid reflux – it may be...

Alcohol flush gene could reveal oesophageal cancer risk

People who lack an enzyme that causes their skin to flush when they drink alcohol may be more likely to develop oesophageal (gullet) cancer, even if they only drink...

A quiet epidemic - men's risk of oesophageal cancer is triple women's risk

Men are almost three times more likely to get oesophageal cancer than women – one of the biggest gender gaps in cancer rates – according to figures released from Cancer...

Gene mutations linked to diseases of the oesophagus

US scientists have linked mutations in three genes with an increased risk of Barrett's oesophagus and oesophageal cancer, according to preliminary research published in...

Projects launched to crack the cancer code

CANCER RESEARCH UK today launched two pioneering projects to identify the key genetic faults that are driving oesophageal and prostate cancers, which will transform our...

Gene offers clue to cause of oesophageal cancer

Scientists have discovered the gene behind a rare skin condition that predisposes to oesophageal cancer, according to a study part-funded by Cancer Research UK.