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Oesophageal Cancer

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.

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.