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Toronto (May 10, 2008) - May 11 to 17, 2008 has been designated Esophageal Cancer Awareness week in Toronto, in honour and recognition of the life and career of former award-winning CBC journalist, Bill Cameron. Cameron died from the disease in 2005, at the age of 62. In a collaborative effort with Cameron’s family, Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation is working to increase public education and further research into surgery of this type of cancer, which has seen an overall increase in Canada of 350 per cent since 1970.
Esophageal Cancer accounts for less than one per cent of all new cancer cases, but 2.3 per cent of all cancer deaths. Risk factors include obesity and severe gastroesophageal reflux, or heart burn, over an extended period of time.
Despite being one of the deadliest forms of cancer and with 1,500 new cases a year in Canada, Esophageal Cancer does not affect sufficient numbers to command large research funding. Knowledge and public education is integral to diagnosis and survival.
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