The impact of young age on outcomes in esophageal and junctional cancer.

@article{Donohoe2011TheIO,
  title={The impact of young age on outcomes in esophageal and junctional cancer.},
  author={Claire L. Donohoe and E MacGillycuddy and John Reynolds},
  journal={Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus},
  year={2011},
  volume={24 8},
  pages={
          560-8
        }
}
It is not known whether patients diagnosed with esophageal and junctional cancer aged younger than 50 years have a more aggressive disease phenotype and thus poorer outcomes following treatment. Prospectively maintained database records of all patients diagnosed with esophageal carcinoma (n= 2129) over a 20-year period (1990-2009) in a single institution were analyzed. Patients aged less than 50 years at diagnosis (n= 170) were compared with those over 50 years with respect to… CONTINUE READING