Corpus ID: 16934094

Esophageal cancer: a review and update.

  title={Esophageal cancer: a review and update.},
  author={John C Layke and P. Lopez},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={73 12},
  • John C Layke, P. Lopez
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • American family physician
  • Although significant advancements have been made in the treatment of esophageal cancer, this aggressive malignancy commonly presents as locally advanced disease with a poor prognosis. Despite improvements in the detection of premalignant pathology, newer preventative strategies, and the development of more effective combination therapies, the overall incidence of esophageal carcinomas has risen. A clear association has been established between the development of esophageal cancer and… CONTINUE READING
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