Esophageal cancer is among the 6th to 8th cause of cancer mortality according to the Global Cancer Observatory. The esophagus is a muscular tube that connects the throat to the stomach. Its symptoms cause a significant impact on patients lives and are often: swallow disorder (dysphagia), unintentional weight loss, heartburn and chest pain. The early treatment for esophageal cancer is imperative for a better prognosis and enhances the chance of the patient survivor. Esophagectomy has an important role in the cancer treatment and minimally invasive approach has been achieving an increasingly solid result in recent years.
The ISDE hosted a virtual tumour board on the multidisciplinary management of esophageal neoplasm that touched on cancer surgery, oncological treatment, management of surgery complications and endoscopic treatment. This live event was held on March 23, 2021 and moderated by Simon Law, University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong) and Richard van Hillegersberg, University Medical Center Utrecht (The Netherlands).
Case 1 | Post chemoradiation esophageal stenosis
Case 2 | Shifting boundaries in T1b esophageal cancer
Case 3 | Oligometastatic disease
Case 3 recording can only be viewed on Youtube. Click the image to view.
Case 4 | Unresectable Case
ISDE wishes to recognize and thank the following individuals for their contributions to this virtual tumour board:
- Trevor Leong, Radiation Oncologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Australia)
- Daniela Molena, Surgeon, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (USA)
- Ken Kato, Medical Oncologist, National Cancer Center Hospital (Japan)
- Christiane Bruns, Surgeon, University Hospital Cologne (Germany)
- Jacques Bergman, Gastroenterologist (The Netherlands)
If you are interested in this you may also be interested in the Esophageal Cancer Playlist too.
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