[Multimodality management of squamous cell carcinoma of thoracic esophagus].

  title={[Multimodality management of squamous cell carcinoma of thoracic esophagus].},
  author={Zhe-xin Wang and Teng Mao and Xu-feng Guo and Wen-tao Fang},
  journal={Zhonghua wei chang wai ke za zhi = Chinese journal of gastrointestinal surgery},
  volume={16 9},
Most patients with esophageal cancer have advanced disease at presentation. The efficacy of surgical resection alone is often unsatisfactory in patients with stage III or more advanced cancer according to the seventh edition of UICC staging system for esophageal cancer. The systematic multidisciplinary treatment is important. Mounting evidence indicates that preoperative concurrent chemoradiotherapy is the most effective induction therapy to down-stage tumor and increase radical resection rate… CONTINUE READING