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Clinical Trial Results

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Esophageal Cancer Trial Results

Preoperative Chemotherapy, Radiation Improve Survival in Esophageal Cancer
(Posted: 06/14/2012) - Patients with esophageal cancer who received chemotherapy and radiation before surgery survived, on average, nearly twice as long as patients treated with surgery alone, according to results of a randomized clinical trial published May 31, 2012, in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Can Aspirin Reduce Cancer Risk and Mortality?
(Posted: 03/30/2011) - A meta-analysis of eight clinical trials involving regular aspirin use showed a substantial reduction in mortality for a number of different cancers.

Radiofrequency Ablation Effective Against Barrett Esophagus
(Posted: 07/23/2009) - In a randomized phase II trial, radiofrequency ablation led to high rates of eradication of the cell abnormalities associated with Barrett esophagus, according to the May 28, 2009, New England Journal of Medicine.

New Chemotherapy Regimen Extends Survival for Patients with Resectable Gastric Cancer
(Posted: 07/12/2006) - When it comes to chemotherapy for locally invasive gastric cancer, results from an international clinical trial published in the July 6, 2006, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine suggest that timing can make all the difference.