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Oesophageal Cancer

Oesophageal cancer rates in men up 50 per cent in a generation

Oesophageal cancer rates in men have risen by 50 per cent over the last 25 years, according to new figures published by Cancer Research UK today.

Daily low-dose aspirin 'reduces death rates for several cancers'

A new study adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that a daily dose of aspirin can reduce the risk of dying from several types of cancer.

'Sponge on a string' trial launched to try and prevent deadly oesophageal cancer

Cancer Research UK has launched a large multi-centre trial to test a new device for detecting Barrett's oesophagus - a condition that puts sufferers at increased risk of...

International consortium releases cancer gene data

The International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) has released genetic data from a series of studies into different types of cancer.

Bowel, oesophageal and pancreatic cancers show biggest improvement in diagnosis time

Research shows that patients are, on average, being diagnosed more quickly for some cancers, offering a better chance of successful outcome.

Genetic link to Barrett's oesophagus identified for first time

UK scientists have discovered the genetic basis for why some people are more at risk of developing Barrett's oesophagus, a condition that increases the risk of oesophageal...

Fluorescent dye pinpoints tiniest signs of oesophageal cancer

A fluorescent dye that can be sprayed onto the oesophagus - the food pipe - could be used to detect oesophageal cancer earlier and spare patients unnecessary treatment,...

Alcohol cancer risks "underestimated" say researchers

Researchers have warned that many drinkers significantly underestimate the cancer risks associated with alcohol.

NCRI sees record investment in cancer research

The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) partners funded Ј393m worth of research into cancer in 2006, an increase of Ј135m compared to 2002. But it will warn of...

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...