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University of Colorado Cancer Center member Martin McCarter, MD, is investigating a new treatment sequence for esophageal cancer.
Checkpoint inhibitor doubled disease-free survival time after surgery.
Opdivo plus chemotherapy led to a significant improvement in overall survival.
The decrease is largely due to improved lung cancer treatment, but the impact of COVID-19 is not yet known.
Adults under the age of 50 also tend to be diagnosed at an advanced stage.
Keytruda plus chemotherapy should be a new standard of care as first-line therapy in patients with esophageal cancer, say researchers.
Opdivo and Keytruda are potential alternatives to current first-line therapies.
Any amount of alcohol can increase a person’s risk for several types of cancer, including cancers of the throat, esophagus, and liver.
Delays in screening, diagnosis and treatment could lead to poorer outcomes.
Checkpoint inhibitor extended survival by about three months compared with chemotherapy.
Many people with GI cancers are diagnosed only after the disease has spread through the body, so this test could aid in early detection.
A consortium of health providers and researchers hopes to raise public awareness of how exercise can benefit those living with cancer.
pembrolizumab’s efficacy was investigated in two clinical trials of people with recurrent, locally advanced or metastatic disease.
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