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CURE’s esophageal cancer page is a go-to resource for oncology news and updates in the world of esophageal cancer Here, readers will find cancer articles, videos, podcasts, and more with expert insight into the latest treatments and research in esophageal cancer.

FDA Places Partial Hold on Trial Evaluating BLU-222 in Advanced Solid Cancers

February 14th 2023

The hold has been placed due to visual side effects in a number of patients with solid tumors.

Better Quality of Life Reported with Minimally Invasive Esophageal Cancer Treatment

January 23rd 2023

Patients who underwent minimally invasive treatment tended to have better quality-of-life outcomes than those who had a full esophagus removal, though there were risk factors for long-term outcomes that should be considered.

Trial to Investigate if a Novel Drug Can Foster Keytruda Effectiveness in Solid Cancers

October 11th 2022

NC410 plus Keytruda will be studied in a phase 1b/2 trial for patients with certain solid cancers that either did not respond to or have not been treated with an immunotherapy agent.

Recovering From Hustle: Cancer Helped Me Get Over Burnout

September 13th 2022

I was working hard and feeling burnt out, until a cancer diagnosis forced me to slow down and reevaluate the important things in life.

Trial Launched to Investigate Novel Triplet Therapy in Treatment of Rare Gastric or Esophageal Cancer

July 13th 2022

The manufacturer of one of the cancer treatments announced that it is also participating in clinical trials assessing the safety and efficacy of their product in colorectal and endometrial cancer.

FDA Approves 2 Opdivo-Based Regimens for Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

May 31st 2022

Both Opdivo plus Yervoy and Opdivo plus chemotherapy were approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.

‘Today Show’ Anchor Hoda Kotb Discusses Fertility Issues Following Cancer Diagnosis, Pfizer Pulls Blood Pressure Drugs Due to Cancer Concerns and More

March 25th 2022

From Pfizer issuing a voluntary recall of three blood pressure drugs due to a high level of a cancer-causing chemical to “Today Show” co-ancho Hoda Kotb discussing her struggles with fertility after receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Potential FDA Cancer Drug Approvals on the Horizon This Spring

March 24th 2022

The Food and Drug Administration plans on reviewing multiple new cancer therapies this spring.

FDA Approves Keytruda With Chemotherapy for Esophageal, Gastroesophageal Cancers

March 22nd 2021

Keytruda in combination with chemotherapy has just received FDA approval for the treatment of patients with metastatic or locally advanced esophageal and gastroesophageal cancers.

FDA Approves Opdivo to Treat Advanced Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

June 11th 2020

The Food and Drug Administration approved Opdivo for the treatment of patients with unresectable advanced, recurrent or metastatic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma after prior fluoropyrimidine- and platinum-based chemotherapy.

Reducing the Risk for Esophageal Cancer

August 22nd 2019

For patients with Barrett’s esophagus, surveillance, drugs and diet can help prevent the development of cancer.

Thinking Outside the Box With Esophageal Cancer Treatment

August 21st 2019

As the range of treatments expands, patients with esophageal cancer can advocate for the care that’s best for them.

Keytruda Approved to Treat Advanced Esophageal Cancer: What You Need to Know

August 8th 2019

The Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Keytruda in recurrent locally advanced or metastatic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma led to new progress for this patient population.

FDA Approves Keytruda to Treat Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

July 31st 2019

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Keytruda for recurrent locally advanced or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus in certain patients.

Friday Frontline: June 27, 2019

June 28th 2019

From Beth Chapman’s untimely passing to cancer fundraising via esports, here’s what is making headlines in the cancer space this week.

Cancer is a Numbers Game

June 24th 2019

Cancer can indeed be a numbers game, but I am no way just a statistic — no one is. This journey has given me a newfound perspective on life and the amazing work that Stand Up To Cancer does.

Working Through Cancer-Related Fatigue

August 6th 2018

About 40 percent of people with cancer are of working age, and typically have a need to maintain their employment throughout their treatment.

FDA Approves Biosimilar for Breast, Stomach Cancer Subtypes

December 1st 2017

Patients Suffering From Cachexia Need Nutritional Support

October 30th 2017

Nutrition plays a crucial role in the lives of people with cancer. But more than a million people suffering from the disease in the United States also endure a wasting syndrome called cachexia.

Mindy Mintz Mordecai on the Association Between Acid Reflux and Esophageal Cancer

July 14th 2017

Mindy Mintz Mordecai, founder, president, and CEO of the Esophageal Cancer Action Network (ECAN), discusses the link between acid reflux and esophageal cancer.

Esophageal Cancer Action Network: Turning Tragedy Into a Life-Saving Mission

April 17th 2017

ECAN’s mission is to save lives by making Americans aware that reflux disease can cause cancer, promoting early detection, supporting medical innovation to prevent, detect, treat and cure esophageal cancer and linking patients and families to compassionate support.

New Advances in Gastroesophageal Cancers

March 3rd 2017

Dr. Daniel H. Ahn, D.O., spoke with CURE about new advances in gastroesophageal cancers including immunotherapies and stemness inhibitors.

The Unmet Needs of Patients with GI Cancer

February 11th 2017

The Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation Provides Tips and Support for Survivors

March 7th 2016

The Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation seeks to better the lives of patients with esophageal cancer through tips on living healthily and community support.

Researchers Explore Opdivo for Two Gastrointestinal Cancers

January 28th 2016

Results from new clinical trials signal a role for the immunotherapy Opdivo in the treatment of gastric cancer and heavily pretreated esophageal cancer.

Stories of Life With Esophageal Cancer: Roger and Jeff

November 2nd 2015

This video was produced by The Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association. It features the compelling stories of EC survivors: former US Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher, Jeff Thomas and Roger Tunsley.

Stories of Life With Esophageal Cancer: Brian and Karen

November 2nd 2015

This video was produced by The Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association. It features the compelling stories of EC survivors: Brian Galgay and Karen Kent.

If You Need Me, Call and I Will Be There

June 11th 2015

After many visits, to many states, to see many aides, nurses, assistants and doctors, Anne Todd, of Southern Indiana Physicians IU Health Oncology, has managed to show us what patient care is all about.

The Internal Flame

September 16th 2009

Chronic inflammation causes cancer. Find out how and what's being done about it.

Esophageal Cancer: A Disease on the Rise

June 27th 2005

Fighting esophageal cancer starts by addressing the reasons behind it.