The changing epidemiology of esophageal cancer.

  title={The changing epidemiology of esophageal cancer.},
  author={William J. Blot and Joseph K. Mclaughlin},
  journal={Seminars in oncology},
  volume={26 5 Suppl 15},
The patterns of esophageal cancer are dramatically changing in the United States. Three decades ago the large majority of these cancers were squamous cell carcinomas, but the incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma has been steadily increasing. By the early 1990s, adenocarcinoma had become the most common cell type of esophageal cancer among white patients, although squamous cell cancers still predominated among black patients. The trends are not simply due to gastric cardia cancers now being… CONTINUE READING
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