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Research    Patient Care    Awareness    Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal Cancer Patient Thriving and Optimistic after Multidisciplinary Care

Less than a year ago, Ken Herfert got a puppy and named her Bailey after the Colorado town where she was born.

This was a big deal for several reasons, including the responsibility of adopting a new family member, but perhaps the biggest was this: About six months after receiving a diagnosis of esophageal cancer in early 2018, Herfert’s oncologist in California told him he had maybe a year to live, maybe less.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date August 16, 2022
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Research    Esophageal Cancer

Improving Detection of Esophageal Cancer in Patients with Barrett’s Esophagus

On a mission to increase early detection of esophageal cancer, University of Colorado (CU) Cancer Center member Sachin Wani, MD, is leading a study to see if a novel diagnostic platform can help endoscopists better identify the disease in patients with a condition called Barrett’s esophagus.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date February 07, 2022
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Research    Patient Care    Esophageal Cancer    Surgical Oncology    Clinical Trials

Investigating a Better Treatment Sequence for Esophageal Cancer

Looking for better ways to treat patients with esophageal cancer, University of Colorado Cancer Center member Martin McCarter, MD, is investigating whether a new treatment sequence will result in better outcomes.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date May 25, 2021
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Esophageal Cancer

What is Esophageal Cancer?

What is esophageal cancer?

Esophageal cancer is cancer that arises in the esophagus – a hollow, muscular tube that is about a foot long. It helps pass food and liquids from the back of the mouth to the stomach. The esophagus lies just behind the trachea and in front of the spine. Esophageal cancer begins in the cells that line the inside of the esophagus. 


Author Cancer Center | Publish Date April 24, 2019
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Esophageal Cancer

Rady family healing and helping others with CU Cancer Center

Katy Rady lost her brother, Paul, to cancer nearly four years ago. Katy and her husband, also named Paul, turned their grief into a mission to prevent other families from having to go through the same pain. That mission led to the Paul R. O’Hara II Esophagogastric Cancer Symposium.


Author Cancer Center | Publish Date April 24, 2019
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Patient Care    Faculty    Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal Cancer Care Crosses State Lines

When Tom Donahue came to UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), University of Colorado Cancer Center’s clinical partner, he thought he had a pre-cancerous condition called Barrett’s Esophagus. But Donahue had a diagnosis of Barrett’s esophagus with high-grade dysplasia (precancerous cells) and an oncologist in Scottsbluff, Nebraska referred to him to UCH because he needed to see a specialist.  


Author Cancer Center | Publish Date February 05, 2019
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CU Cancer Center In the News

Targeted Oncology

Forsberg Explains How Selinexor Fits Into Sequencing Therapies in R/R Multiple Myeloma

news outletTargeted Oncology
Publish DateNovember 16, 2022

During a roundtable event, Peter Forsberg, MD, discussed data from several trials of selinexor in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma.

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Cancer Health

Pancreatic Cancer Survivor Shares a Message of Hope

news outletCancer Health
Publish DateNovember 15, 2022

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Laura Foote shares her story to bring hope and express gratitude.

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TIME

How Bladder Cancer Differs in Women and Younger Adults

news outletTIME
Publish DateNovember 15, 2022

Men are three to four times more likely than women to develop bladder cancer, but the disease tends to be deadlier in females. Why?

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Biospace

Agenus Data at SITC 2022 Highlight Durable Responses of Botensilimab / Balstilimab Combination in Nine Different Treatment-Resistant Cancers

news outletBiospace
Publish DateNovember 14, 2022

New therapeutic addresses need in patients suffering with cold and refractory tumors.

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