Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

No chemopreventive effect seen for H2RAs in barrett's esophagus

(HealthDay)—For patients with Barrett's esophagus (BE), proton pump inhibitor (PPI) but not histamine-2 receptor antagonist (H2RA) use is associated with reduced risk of neoplastic progression, according to research published ...

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers discover gene variant associated with esophageal cancer

Researchers at University Hospitals Case Medical Center have discovered that a rare genetic mutation is associated with susceptibility to familial Barrett esophagus (FBE) and esophageal cancer, according to a new study published ...

Oncology & Cancer

Central adiposity linked to risk of esophageal cancer

(HealthDay)—A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies shows that central adiposity, independent of body mass index (BMI), is associated with increased risk of esophageal inflammation, metaplasia, and ...

Oncology & Cancer

ACG: Physical activity linked to lower risk of esophageal cancer

(HealthDay)—Physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of esophageal cancer (EC), according to a review and meta-analysis presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology, held from Oct. ...

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