Esophageal Cancer

Keytruda Promising in PD-L1 Esophageal Cancer (02-13-2018)

CancerConnect News: The checkpoint inhibitor Keytruda (pembrolizumab) has been reported to produce an overall response rate of 30% in patients with PD-L1–positive, advanced esophageal cancer.1 About Keytruda Keytruda is a monoclonal antibody that helps... Continue Reading

Diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer: 10 Tips on How to Get The Most From Your Doctor (12-1-2017)

1) Choose Your Doctor Carefully Surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists are the primary doctors involved with esophageal cancer and often work in collaboration. Pick your primary oncologist carefully, rely on people you trust including... Continue Reading

New Standard of Care for Treatment of Resectable Gastric Cancer (10-3-2017)

The superiority of docetaxel based triplet therapy over standard care in patients with resectable esophago-gastric cancer has been confirmed in late-breaking results from the FLOT4 trial presented at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid.1 Survival in resectable... Continue Reading

The US Food and Drug Administration has Expanded the Approval of the Precision Cancer Medicine Keytruda for Treatment of Gastric Cancer (09-25-2017)

Keytruda (Pembrolizumab) is now indicated for patients with recurrent locally advanced or metastatic gastric or gastro-esophogeal junction adenocarcinoma. Patients eligible for keytruda therapy under this new indication must have PD-L1-expressing tumors,... Continue Reading

Alcohol-induced Flushing Linked with Esophageal Cancer (03-31-2009)

People who experience facial flushing after consuming alcohol may have an increased risk of developing alcohol-related esophageal cancer. These results were published in PLoS Medicine. Worldwide, an estimated 3.5% of all cancer deaths are attributable... Continue Reading

Guidelines Do Not Recommend Endoscopy for GERD (10-24-2008)

Guidelines Do Not Recommend Endoscopy for GERD The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has released a medical position statement that recommends against using endoscopy for the screening of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).... Continue Reading