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Conference Paper: Current status of esophageal cancer treatment in Asia

TitleCurrent status of esophageal cancer treatment in Asia
Authors
KeywordsEsophageal cancer
Esophagectomy
Resection
Multimodal treatment
Issue Date2004
PublisherSpringer Japan. The Journal's web site is located at http://link.springer.com/journal/10388
Citation
The 58th Annual Meeting of the Japan Esophageal Society, Tokyo, Japan, 24-25 June 2004. In Esophagus, 2004, v. 1 n. 4, p. 169-176 How to Cite?
AbstractEsophageal cancer is becoming a different disease in Asian and Western countries. The rapidly rising incidence of adenocarcinoma of the lower esophagus and cardia has replaced squamous cell cancers as the predominant cell type in the west. The different cell type and tumor location to some extent influence how the disease is treated; other factors are cultural and the way health care is financed. The goals of treatment, however, are the same; to provide long-term cure with minimal morbidity and mortality and to preserve patients’ quality of life. Surgical resection has remained the mainstay treatment in Asia. Improvement in surgical outcome has taken place in many centers throughout Asia in the past two decades. Emphasis has been centered on epidemiology of the disease, reducing morbidity and mortality of esophagectomy, and identifying effective surgical or nonsurgical methods of treatments. Randomized controlled trials are also increasingly employed to test many unresolved problems. The Asian contributions are elaborated with specific examples from Japan, Hong Kong, and China.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/84247
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.386
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.213

 

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dc.contributor.authorLaw, SYKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, Jen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T08:50:42Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T08:50:42Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe 58th Annual Meeting of the Japan Esophageal Society, Tokyo, Japan, 24-25 June 2004. In Esophagus, 2004, v. 1 n. 4, p. 169-176en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1612-9059en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/84247-
dc.description.abstractEsophageal cancer is becoming a different disease in Asian and Western countries. The rapidly rising incidence of adenocarcinoma of the lower esophagus and cardia has replaced squamous cell cancers as the predominant cell type in the west. The different cell type and tumor location to some extent influence how the disease is treated; other factors are cultural and the way health care is financed. The goals of treatment, however, are the same; to provide long-term cure with minimal morbidity and mortality and to preserve patients’ quality of life. Surgical resection has remained the mainstay treatment in Asia. Improvement in surgical outcome has taken place in many centers throughout Asia in the past two decades. Emphasis has been centered on epidemiology of the disease, reducing morbidity and mortality of esophagectomy, and identifying effective surgical or nonsurgical methods of treatments. Randomized controlled trials are also increasingly employed to test many unresolved problems. The Asian contributions are elaborated with specific examples from Japan, Hong Kong, and China.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSpringer Japan. The Journal's web site is located at http://link.springer.com/journal/10388en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofEsophagusen_HK
dc.rightsThe original publication is available at www.springerlink.com-
dc.subjectEsophageal cancer-
dc.subjectEsophagectomy-
dc.subjectResection-
dc.subjectMultimodal treatment-
dc.titleCurrent status of esophageal cancer treatment in Asiaen_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLaw, SYK: slaw@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, J: jwong@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10388-004-0027-z-
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dc.identifier.volume1-
dc.identifier.issue4-
dc.identifier.spage169-
dc.identifier.epage176-
dc.publisher.placeJapan-
dc.description.otherThe 58th Annual Meeting of the Japan Esophageal Society, Tokyo, Japan, 24-25 June 2004. In Esophagus, 2004, v. 1 n. 4, p. 169-176-

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