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Esophageal Carcinoma Cells (ECC)

Esophageal cancer cells

Esophageal cancer is cancer arising from the esophagus—the food pipe that runs between the throat and the stomach. Symptoms often include difficulty in swallowing and weight loss. Other symptoms may include pain when swallowing, a hoarse voice, enlarged lymph nodes ("glands") around the collarbone, a dry cough, and possibly coughing up or vomiting blood. The two main sub-types of the disease are esophageal squamous-cell carcinoma, which is more common in the developing world, and esophageal adenocarcinoma, which is more common in the developed world. Epithelial cell lines (TE-1 and TE-2) have been established from a well or poorly differentiated human squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus.