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Article: Management of oesophageal cancer

TitleManagement of oesophageal cancer
Authors
KeywordsMultimodality treatment
Oesophageal cancer
Oesophagectomy
Issue Date2009
PublisherMedknow Publications Pvt Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.indianjsurg.com
Citation
Indian Journal Of Surgery, 2009, v. 71 n. 6, p. 317-325 How to Cite?
AbstractOesophageal cancer is a disease of dismal prognosis. There are variations of epidemiology among different ethnic groups and geographic regions. India is a country with high incidence. This can be attributed to the interplay between environmental, dietary factors and life-style of the population of the country. Optimal therapeutic strategy for patients with oesophageal cancer demands individual consideration. Majority of oesophageal cancer patients present at an advanced stage of disease. Screening programmes or strategies aiming at early diagnosis can improve the prognosis; unfortunately this is not cost-effective except in very high incidence areas. Accurate staging can help select the most appropriate treatments, such as excluding those patients with metastatic disease who are unlikely to benefit from surgery, and treating very early lesions with endoscopic means. When surgery is indicated, treating patient in a high-volume centre can improve the outcome and minimise complications. Although surgical resection remains the main treatment modality, long-term prognosis after surgical resection alone has been suboptimal except in those with early disease. Multidisciplinary approaches including chemotherapy and radiotherapy with or without surgery are increasingly employed for patients with advanced disease. Collaboration among surgeons, clinical oncologists, radiologists and physicians is of utmost importance to achieve the best results. Treatment for patients should be individualised to enhance outcome. © Association of Surgeons of India 2009.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/123947
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.353
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.205
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dc.contributor.authorLaw, Sen_HK
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dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationIndian Journal Of Surgery, 2009, v. 71 n. 6, p. 317-325en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0972-2068en_HK
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dc.description.abstractOesophageal cancer is a disease of dismal prognosis. There are variations of epidemiology among different ethnic groups and geographic regions. India is a country with high incidence. This can be attributed to the interplay between environmental, dietary factors and life-style of the population of the country. Optimal therapeutic strategy for patients with oesophageal cancer demands individual consideration. Majority of oesophageal cancer patients present at an advanced stage of disease. Screening programmes or strategies aiming at early diagnosis can improve the prognosis; unfortunately this is not cost-effective except in very high incidence areas. Accurate staging can help select the most appropriate treatments, such as excluding those patients with metastatic disease who are unlikely to benefit from surgery, and treating very early lesions with endoscopic means. When surgery is indicated, treating patient in a high-volume centre can improve the outcome and minimise complications. Although surgical resection remains the main treatment modality, long-term prognosis after surgical resection alone has been suboptimal except in those with early disease. Multidisciplinary approaches including chemotherapy and radiotherapy with or without surgery are increasingly employed for patients with advanced disease. Collaboration among surgeons, clinical oncologists, radiologists and physicians is of utmost importance to achieve the best results. Treatment for patients should be individualised to enhance outcome. © Association of Surgeons of India 2009.en_HK
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherMedknow Publications Pvt Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.indianjsurg.com-
dc.relation.ispartofIndian Journal of Surgeryen_HK
dc.rightsIndian Journal of Surgery. Copyright © Medknow Publications Pvt Ltd.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectMultimodality treatmenten_HK
dc.subjectOesophageal canceren_HK
dc.subjectOesophagectomyen_HK
dc.titleManagement of oesophageal canceren_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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