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Taking aspirin and anti-acid reflux medication prevents oesophageal cancer in high risk patients

Taking an anti-acid reflux medication together with a low dose of aspirin can prevent oesophageal cancer in people with a high risk of the disease.

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Experimental breath test identifies cancer in oesophageal cancer patients

An experimental breath test can identify oesophageal and stomach cancers in people who already have cancer, according to a new study.

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Test could diagnose oesophageal cancer 8 years earlier

A new genetic test could help diagnose oesophageal cancer up to 8 years before symptoms appear in people at a high risk of the disease.

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Test could diagnose oesophageal cancer 8 years earlier

A new genetic test could help diagnose oesophageal cancer up to 8 years before symptoms appear in people at a high risk of the disease.

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News digest – Brexit, viral treatments, alcohol, and… prostate cancer screening?

In this week’s cancer news there’s Brexit plans, viruses being used as treatments, and disagreements over screening for prostate cancer.

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Keyhole oesophageal cancer surgery as good as more invasive operations

Keyhole surgery for oesophageal cancer is as good as more invasive surgery in terms of survival, according to unpublished clinical trial results.

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Trial to test for Barrett’s oesophagus launches in GP surgeries across the UK

A Cancer Research UK-funded trial allowing GP surgeries to test for Barrett’s oesophagus launches today.

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World Cancer Day 2017: there are 2 types of oesophageal cancer, and they affect the world in different ways

We explore how oesophageal cancer affects different areas of the world and look at the reasons behind climbing rates of this disease.

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Lifetime weight gain linked to oesophageal and stomach cancers

People who are overweight in their twenties and become obese later in life may be three times more likely to develop oesophageal or upper stomach cancer.

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3 of the toughest questions in cancer and more than £70 million to solve them

This entry is part 11 of 26 in the series Cancer Grand Challenges

We’re announcing the first winners of our most ambitious science funding awarding ever: The Grand Challenge

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