Esophageal cancer: a systematic review.

  title={Esophageal cancer: a systematic review.},
  author={Rebecca K. S. Wong and Richard Malthaner},
  journal={Current problems in cancer},
  volume={24 6},
Carcinoma of the esophagus has one of the lowest possibilities of cure, with 5-year survival rates estimated to be approximately 10% overall; these rates are second only to hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancers. This fact and the rapid increase in the incidence of adenocarcinomas of the esophagus in recent years challenges us to identify areas of improvement for all aspects of this disease. We discuss potential reasons for the increase in the incidence of adenocarcinomas, evidence that defines… CONTINUE READING


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