Oesophageal carcinoma

  title={Oesophageal carcinoma},
  author={A. Pennathur and M. Gibson and B. Jobe and J. Luketich},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • A. Pennathur, M. Gibson, +1 author J. Luketich
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • Oesophageal carcinoma affects more than 450,000 people worldwide and the incidence is rapidly increasing. Squamous-cell carcinoma is the predominant form of oesophageal carcinoma worldwide, but a shift in epidemiology has been seen in Australia, the UK, the USA, and some western European countries (eg, Finland, France, and the Netherlands), where the incidence of adenocarcinoma now exceeds that of squamous-cell types. The overall 5-year survival of patients with oesophageal carcinoma ranges… CONTINUE READING
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