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Title: Cancer of the esophagus and gastro-esophageal junction: potentially curative therapies
Authors: Lerut, Antoon ×
Coosemans, Willy
Decker, Georges
De Leyn, Paul
Nafteux, Philippe
Van Raemdonck, Dirk #
Issue Date: Dec-2001
Series Title: Surgical oncology vol:10 issue:3 pages:113-22
Abstract: The definition of potential curative tumors of the esophagus and gastro-esophageal junction remains problematic. This is due to a lack of accuracy in clinical staging despite recent advances in CT, endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS), positron emission tomography scan and minimally invasive staging modalities. As a result much controversy persists regarding indications for surgery and extent of resection and lymphadenectomy. Today surgery with curative option results in five-year survival of over 30%. Multimodality regimens, especially neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy, seem to be beneficial in patients with a complete response on pathologic staging. Other indications are investigational and should be studied within carefully monitored study protocols. In early carcinoma T(is)-T(1a) endoluminal ablation technique seem to open promising perspectives provided of discrimination between T(is)-T(1a) and T(1b) can be made by the use of 20mhz EUS probes.
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ISSN: 0960-7404
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
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