Management of Advanced-Stage Operable Esophageal Cancer

Ankit Bharat, Traves Crabtree*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The incidence of esophageal cancer is increasing in the developed world, with a relative increase in adenocarcinoma compared with squamous cell carcinoma. The distensible nature of the esophagus results in delayed development of symptoms associated with esophageal cancer; hence many patients have locally advanced or metastatic cancer at the time of initial presentation. Although resection remains the treatment of choice for early-stage esophageal cancer, the best treatment strategy for locally advanced esophageal cancer is debatable and, consequently, varies at different centers. This article discusses the published literature on various available therapeutic options for the treatment of locally advanced esophageal cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1179-1197
Number of pages19
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume92
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2012

Keywords

  • Esophageal cancer
  • Neoadjuvant therapy
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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