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Oesophageal cancer

Esophageal cancer: Know these early symptoms of the disease!

Esophageal cancer is a cancer that occurs in the esophagus, the food pipe that runs between the throat and the stomach.

Feb 21, 2017, 22:52 PM IST

Those overweight at age 20, 60-80% more susceptible to develop stomach cancer in later life!

Carrying excess weight can trigger long-term reflux problems and heartburn that can lead to cancer.

Feb 16, 2017, 21:29 PM IST

Researchers believe thick skin on palms, soles may be associated with oesophageal cancer

Do you have thick skin on your palms and soles? If yes, then it may be a sign that your are suffering from oesophageal cancer.

Feb 02, 2017, 23:07 PM IST

Study opens door to treatment of oesophageal cancer

In a recent study, scientistshave discovered that oesophageal cancer can be classified into threedifferent subtypes, paving the way for testing targeted treatmentstailored to patients` disease for the first time.

Sep 07, 2016, 00:51 AM IST

Rare gene mutation linked to oesophageal cancer discovered

Researchers at University Hospitals Case Medical Centre in the US, including Amitabh Chak, set out to identify novel disease susceptibility variants in familial Barrett oesophagus (FBO) in affected individuals from a large multigenerational family.

Jul 30, 2016, 13:19 PM IST

Obese women at 40 percent higher cancer risk

Obese women have around 40 percent greater risk of developing a weight-related cancer in their lifetime than women of a healthy weight, shows a study.

Mar 17, 2015, 13:04 PM IST

Overweight kids at higher risk of oesophageal cancer

 Overweight children may be at a higher risk of developing oesophageal cancer as adults than their slimmer peers, a new large-scale research has warned.

Feb 06, 2015, 17:02 PM IST

Risk of oesophageal cancer decreases with height

Taller individuals are less likely to develop oesophageal cancer and its precursor, Barrett's oesophagus, according to a new study.

Sep 27, 2014, 19:31 PM IST

Southampton Varsity discovers mutations that can cause oesophageal cancer

A new diagnostic test may be around the corner thanks to the discovery of two gene mutations that mark the progression from a harmless oesophageal condition to cancer, according to research published in Nature Genetics.

Jun 24, 2014, 19:27 PM IST

Gene behind oesophageal cancer identified

A new research has found a gene, called RHBDF2, which plays an important role in the development of oesophageal cancer.

Jan 20, 2012, 12:18 PM IST

`Obesity driving acid reflux cases`

Women are more at risk than men of developing the condition, known as gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.

Dec 22, 2011, 18:23 PM IST