Preoperative Therapy for Esophageal Cancer

Feb 26, 2017 by in GASTROENTEROLOGY Comments Off on Preoperative Therapy for Esophageal Cancer

This article examines the role of combined-modality therapy for treating locally advanced esophageal cancer. Although surgery remains a cornerstone of treatment, recent studies have demonstrated that pre- or perioperative chemotherapy…

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Esophageal Cancer: Ultrasonography

Feb 26, 2017 by in GASTROENTEROLOGY Comments Off on Esophageal Cancer: Ultrasonography

Esophageal malignancy is a major source of morbidity and mortality, despite the recently increased attention to screening and early detection. Prognosis for esophageal cancer remains grim, with advanced tumor stage…

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The Role of FDG-PET and Staging Laparoscopy in the Management of Patients with Cancer of the Esophagus or Gastroesophageal Junction

Feb 26, 2017 by in GASTROENTEROLOGY Comments Off on The Role of FDG-PET and Staging Laparoscopy in the Management of Patients with Cancer of the Esophagus or Gastroesophageal Junction

The effort to improve outcomes in esophageal cancer has included attempts at improving staging and patient selection. 2-Deoxy-2-[ 18 F]fluoro-Dglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) has been extensively studied in this context…

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Environmental Causes of Esophageal Cancer

Feb 26, 2017 by in GASTROENTEROLOGY Comments Off on Environmental Causes of Esophageal Cancer

This article reviews the environmental risk factors and predisposing conditions for the two main histologic types of esophageal cancer. Tobacco smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, drinking maté, low intake of fresh…

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