Vol. 6 Issue 3 - March 2019
Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month

April is esophageal cancer awareness month and we are highlighting information about this important topic starting with an expert Roundtable Discussion Series on the management of esophageal cancer, filmed during the 16th Biennial Congress in Vienna, Austria.

RTD 3. Episode 1. Postoperative Management of Patients with Esophageal Cancer

Watch our expert roundtable discussion on the management of esophageal cancer from surgical perspective. This series is presented in four episodes covering pre-operative testing; induction therapy; surgical techniques and approaches; and post-operative management of patients with esophageal cancer.

Find out more about the Esophageal Cancer Roundtable Discussion online.

Trajectory assessment is useful when day-to-day esophageal acid exposure varies in prolonged wireless pH monitoring

DOTE Volume 32, Issue 3 | Featured Article
 Acid exposure time commonly varies from day-to-day in prolonged wireless pH monitoring. Thus, diagnosis based on the number of days with abnormal acid burden may be misleading or inconclusive. We hypothesize that assessing longitudinal patterns of acid exposure may be diagnostically useful. Therefore, this study aims to describe acid exposure trajectories and evaluate agreement between identified trajectory patterns and conventional grouping. In this retrospective cohort study, we assessed patients with non-response to proton pump inhibitor therapy who underwent wireless pH monitoring (≥72 h) off therapy between August 2010 and September 2016. Read more.

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Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation: The Patient from Diagnosis through Post Surgery Recovery

Submitted by Bart Frazzitta, President & Co-Founder of Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation

We have found through talking to many patients over the nineteen years from my esophagectomy that knowledge of what lies ahead is very important to the patient and their families. Patients who have knowledge and acceptance of the esophageal cancer process will produce better outcomes and will be more prepared for the surgery. This is why the Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation was established. Continue reading...

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Industry Events
  • Korea International Gastric Cancer Week 2019 (KINGCA), April 11-13, 2019
  • Digestive Disease Week 2019 (DDW), May 19-22, 2019 in San Diego, CA, USA
  • Spanish Association of Surgeons, 26th Congress of Oesophagogastic Surgery, June 6-7, 2019 in Bilbao, Spain 
  • European Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (ESDE) 2019 Meeting, November 20-22, 2019 in Athens, Greece
To see if there is a meeting in your area visit the Upcoming Industry Events page.
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