Recent Webinars

A Pill-on-a-String Catches Esophageal Cancer Before it Starts

Recorded October 22, 2020

Join Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald, Co-Leader of the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institue Early Detection Programme and head of her own research lab where she developed the CytoSponge, a swallowable pill-sized capsule that can quickly detect Barrett’s Esophagus – without the sedation, risk, and cost that came with endoscopy. We’ll discuss her latest study that showed the CytoSponge increased detection of Barrett’s Esophagus ten-fold when compared to standard primary care.

Catching Esophageal Cancer Before It Starts

Recorded September 17th, 2020

Join Dr. Lishan Aklog, Co-Founder and CEO of PAVmed, the parent company of Lucid Diagnostics, maker of the new EsoGuard DNA test and EsoCheck device that can quickly and easily detect Barrett’s Esophagus – without barriers like sedation, risk, and cost that come with endoscopy. He’ll discuss the new landscape for early detection of Esophageal Cancer and explain how the EsoCheck works!

Esophageal Cancer and Its Impact on Mental Health

Recorded September 10th, 2020

Join Dr. Daniela MolenaDirector of the Esophageal Surgery program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and Dr. Rebecca Carr, MSKCC Research Fellow. They’ll discuss issues like anxiety, depression, and stress faced by patients whose worlds are dramatically changed by a diagnosis of Esophageal Cancer.


What Causes Barrett’s Esophagus – Seeking a Path to Prevent Esophageal Cancer

Recorded August 6th, 2020

Join us for a Live Webinar with Dr. Stuart Spechler and Dr. Rhonda Souza, Co-Directors of the Baylor Scott & White Research Institute’s Center for Esophageal Research in Dallas, Texas.
They’ll share their recent, surprising discoveries about the mechanism causing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) to lead to Barrett’s Esophagus, why Barrett’s Esophagus re-occurs, and how their discoveries that may lead to new treatments to prevent Barrett’s Esophagus and Esophageal Cancer.


Nutrition and Esophageal Cancer

Recorded July 30, 2020

Join Oncology Dietitian Marissa Buchan, MS, RD, CSO, of Savor Health® to learn about nutrition strategies for Esophageal Cancer patients. We will also introduce a new opportunity for ECAN supporters: the Intelligent Nutrition Assistant: Ina®. ECAN has partnered with Savor Health® to bring personalized nutrition support to help those diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer eat healthily and stay well-nourished throughout treatment and beyond. We welcome your questions about nutrition in EC and about how Ina® might help you!

What Causes Barrett’s Esophagus to Become Esophageal Cancer?

Recorded June 23, 2020

Join Dr. Matthew Stachler, Principle Investigator and Molecular Genetic Pathologist at the University of California, San Francisco. We’ll discuss the latest discoveries about why Barrett’s becomes Cancer and the implications for prevention, early detection, and more effective treatment – and hopefully, answer your questions.

Immunotherapy in Esophageal Cancer

Recorded May 11, 2020

Join Dr. Daniel Catenacci, Director of the Interdisciplinary Gastrointestinal Oncology Program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. We’ll discuss immunotherapy in Esophageal Cancer and what may be possible in the future – and hopefully answer your questions.

Addressing GERD without Pills: Durable Approaches to Acid Reflux

Recorded April 30, 2020

Join ECAN’s Board Chair Dr. John C. Lipham, the Director of the Hoag-USC Foregut Cancer Program at the Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, for a look at surgical approaches to reflux including fundoplication, LINX, and other newer approaches designed to produce a long-term impact on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).

Preventing Esophageal Cancer: Diagnosing and Treating Barrett’s Esophagus

Recorded April 28, 2020

ECAN Board Member Dr. Sri Komanduri, Medical Director, GI Lab, Director of Interventional Endoscopy, Northwestern University, Chicago discusses the latest methods for the diagnosis and treatment of Barrett’s Esophagus.

The Latest in Treatment for Esophageal Cancer

Recorded April 24, 2020

Dr. A. Craig Lockhart, Chief of Medical Oncology, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miami, FL, and Dr. Sarbajit Muhkerjee, Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY, both members of the ECAN Board of Directors, provide an overview of the latest treatment options available for patients diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer – and answer questions from ECAN President and CEO Mindy Mintz Mordecai and ECAN supporters.

Surgery & Survival in Esophageal Cancer

Recorded April 22, 2020

Dr. Stephen Yang, The Arthur B. and Patricia B. Modell Professor in Thoracic Surgery and medical oncology at Johns Hopkins Medicine and a founding Board member of the Esophageal Cancer Action Network joins ECAN CEO Mindy Mintz Mordecai for a look at Surgery and Survival in Esophageal Cancer. Dr. Yang provides an overview of the latest techniques for Esophageal Cancer surgery and answers participants’ questions.

Barrett’s Esophagus & Esophageal Adenocarcinoma can run in Families

Recorded April 21, 2020

Dr. Amitabh Chak of Case Western Reserve, the leading authority on Familial Links in Barrett’s and EAC, joins ECAN President and CEO Mindy Mintz Mordecai for a look at what the research shows and where he hopes the research will take us in the future.

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