April 25, 2014: Smoking, Drinking Combo Raises Odds for Esophageal Cancer
Study found having both unhealthy habits doubled risk of malignancy compared to having just one

March 25, 2014: Treatment May Prevent Esophagus Condition From Progressing to Cancer
In study of patients with Barrett's esophagus, those who received radio-frequency ablation fared better

March 24, 2014: Anti-Seizure Drug May Guard Against Some Cancers
Study found use of valproic acid linked to 34 percent lower risk of head, neck tumors

November 08, 2013: Poor Diet May Spur Inflammation-Related Health Problems
Eating too much sugar and unhealthy fats linked to cancer and early death in study

October 14, 2013: Overweight Teen Years Tied to Later Cancer Risk
Study found too much weight may be connected to esophageal disease

October 14, 2013: Exercise May Lower Risk of Esophageal Cancer
But review author says other lifestyle factors may also be at play

July 25, 2013: Family History of Cancer May Raise Risk for Other Types of Tumors
Large European study looked at people with close relatives who'd been affected

July 24, 2013: HPV May Also Raise Risk of Throat Cancer
Review found higher rates of esophageal cancer in people infected with virus

May 23, 2013: Chronic Heartburn May Raise Odds for Throat Cancer: Study
But simple antacids appear to lower the risk, researchers report

February 14, 2013: Alcohol Blamed for 1 in Every 30 Cancer Deaths: Study
Research suggests that even a little drinking can raise odds for malignancy

December 04, 2012: New Guidelines Urge Limiting Endoscopy for GERD
Women should not undergo routine screening, and many men don't need it either, according to American College of Physicians

October 06, 2012: More Stomach, Esophageal Cancers Seen in AIDS Patients Than Others
Study looked at nearly 600,000 people with condition

September 17, 2012: Avoiding Alcohol May Cut Risk for Esophageal Cancer
It takes up to 16 years for former chronic drinkers to return to normal risk level, review found

August 22, 2012: Scientists ID Cancer-Causing Agent in Smokeless Tobacco
Study rats received equivalent of daily half-tin of ingredient over 30 years

July 25, 2012: Untreated Heartburn May Raise Risk for Esophageal Cancer, Study Says
Obesity, poor diet contribute to acid reflux, which is sometimes linked to the deadly disease

May 30, 2012: Pre-op Treatments Boost Survival for Esophageal Cancer Patients: Study
Experts say adding chemo, radiation before surgery is now standard treatment for most with the disease

May 18, 2012: Chronic Heartburn May Boost Risk for Esophageal Cancer
Inflammation of tissue lining the esophagus could be the cause, study says

May 01, 2012: Less-Invasive Surgery for Esophageal Cancer Might Be Safer
Study comparing it to standard open surgeries found fewer infections, shorter hospital stays

April 06, 2012: Esophageal Cancer Surgery Can Leave Lingering Health Problems, Study Says
Some report breathlessness, fatigue, insomnia and eating problems years later

March 28, 2012: U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report
But incidence of cancers linked to obesity increasing, researchers find

February 01, 2012: Pediatricians' Group Recommends HPV Vaccine for Boys
Immunization schedules for meningitis, flu also updated

January 18, 2012: Blood Test Shows Promise in Spotting Pancreatic Cancers Early
Another study suggests a similar test for those at risk for esophageal tumors

January 16, 2012: Many Head and Neck Cancer Survivors Face Eating Problems
Poor throat function, depression and pain are common, study finds

December 23, 2011: Obesity Linked to Higher Esophageal Cancer Death Rates
Findings could lead to new treatment strategies for overweight patients, researchers say

December 22, 2011: As Obesity Rises, More Suffer From Acid Reflux
GERD symptoms have been linked to cancer of esophagus, researchers say

November 15, 2011: Alcoholics More Likely to Die of Cancer: Study
Alcohol itself and poor lifestyle choices both increase risks, researchers say

October 12, 2011: Esophageal Cancer Risk Less Dire for Certain Patients: Study
Large Danish analysis finds lower-than-expected risk from Barrett's esophagus

July 26, 2011: Researchers Find 3 Genes Linked to Esophagus Disorders
Findings provide clues about risk for esophageal cancer, Barrett esophagus

July 12, 2011: More U.S. Men Die From Cancer Than Women: Study
But disparity mirrors differences in incidence, not ability to fight disease, researchers say

June 16, 2011: Cancer Risk With Barrett's Esophagus May Be Lower Than Thought
Routine endoscopic screenings for these patients may not be justified, researchers say

January 31, 2011: Health Tip: Watch For Barrett's Esophagus
If you have chronic bouts of indigestion

December 19, 2010: For Most, Chronic Heartburn Not a Big Risk for Esophageal Cancer
Except for white men over 60, routine screening may be unnecessary, researchers say

September 03, 2010: Long-Term Use of Bone Drugs May Be Linked to Esophageal Cancer
5 years of meds such as Boniva, Fosamax almost doubles chances, but actual risk still low, researchers say

August 10, 2010: No Significant Esophageal Cancer Risk From Osteoporosis Drug: Study
Analysis also finds no evidence of substantial gastric cancer risk from oral bisphosphonates

June 18, 2010: Coffee Might Guard Against Head, Neck Cancers
Large analysis found regular drinkers were 39% less likely to get these malignancies

June 18, 2010: Hopes Dashed That Vitamin D Reduces Cancer Risk
Researchers did find those with high levels more likely to develop pancreatic cancer

March 29, 2010: Diabetics Face Higher Death Risk After Cancer Surgery
Study found they were 50% more likely to die in month following operation

January 14, 2010: Incorrect Cell Lines Used for Worldwide Cancer Research
But tumor-type mixups don't necessarily negate findings, experts say

January 12, 2010: Alzheimer's Drug Might Help Prevent Esophageal Cancer
Experimental med looks promising, researchers say

October 28, 2009: Adding Chemo Helps Head, Neck Cancer Patients
Study found it doubled survival time

October 27, 2009: Mapping the Link Between Alcohol, Cancer
How it affects tumor cells is becoming less of a mystery, study finds.

September 08, 2009: Gum Disease May Increase Head and Neck Cancer Risk
The threat seems the same for smokers, nonsmokers, study finds

September 01, 2009: New Therapy Spares Organ in Early Esophageal Cancer
Less invasive procedure shaves off lesions, researchers say

August 07, 2009: Drinking Moderately or More Ups Men's Cancer Risk
Canadian study links regular alcohol consumption to six cancers

June 02, 2009: Simple Test Could Detect More Gastrointestinal Cancers
One stool sample can be used to perform several screens, researchers say

May 27, 2009: Heat Therapy May Help Prevent Esophageal Cancer
Barrett's esophagus patients benefit from destruction of abnormal cells, study shows

April 22, 2009: Osteoporosis Drugs Might Not Raise Cancer Risk
Two studies suggest bisphosphonates don't increase chances of esophageal tumors

March 24, 2009: Flushing From Alcohol a Risk Factor for Esophageal Cancer
Recognizing the enzyme deficiency would save many lives, study suggests

March 02, 2009: Wine May Be Protective Against Esophageal Cancer
One glass a day may lower risk for Barrett's, a precursor to disease, study finds

January 30, 2009: Variations in Gene DNA Boost Drinkers' Cancer Risk
Changes to 2 alcohol-metabolizing enzymes are responsible, study says