Results of a phase II multicenter study of minimally invasive esophagectomy (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Study E2202).

@article{Luketich2009ResultsOA,
  title={Results of a phase II multicenter study of minimally invasive esophagectomy (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Study E2202).},
  author={James T. Luketich and Arjun Pennathur and Paul J. Catalano and Scott James Swanson and Alberto L de Hoyos and Michael Anthony Maddaus and Nga T. T. Nguyen and Al Bowen Benson and H. C. Fernando},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 15_suppl},
  pages={4516}
}
4516 Background: The incidence of esophagogastric adenocarcinoma (EAC) is increasing at an alarming rate in the United States. Definitive treatment may require a combination of surgery (esophagectomy), chemotherapy and radiation. Operative mortality rates after esophagectomy have been reported as high as 8-23% (NEJM 2003). Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) may decrease morbidity and mortality. Previous single institution studies have demonstrated successful outcomes with MIE. The primary… CONTINUE READING

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