Esophageal Cancer Research
For Esophageal Cancer, Immunotherapy Likely to Play Larger RolePosted:
For some people with advanced esophageal cancer, the immunotherapy drugs pembrolizumab (Keytruda) and nivolumab (Opdivo) may become part of early treatment for the disease, according to results from two large clinical trials.
Pembrolizumab Approved for Some Patients with Advanced Esophageal CancerPosted:
FDA has approved the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab (Keytruda) to treat some patients with advanced esophageal cancer. Patients must have certain levels of the protein PD-L1 on their tumors, as determined by an FDA-approved test.
Genome Study Points to New Subtypes of Esophageal CancerPosted:
A new study by The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network could help classify esophageal cancers according to their genetic and molecular alterations and identify potential new treatment options.
Preoperative Chemotherapy, Radiation Improve Survival in Esophageal Cancer (Updated)Updated:
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.