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 (International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus) hosted a virtual presentation and discussion regarding cancer of the esophagus, managing the disease including surgery for esophageal cancer and other treatment approaches.
The Esophageal Cancer Virtual Tumour Board held on August 20, 2020, and moderated by Mark van Berge Henegouwen, Amsterdam University Medical Center (Netherlands) and Lorenzo Ferri, McGill University (Canada), is presented in four separate segments below. Watch different segments when you have the time or all at once, the choice is yours.
Case 1 – Esophageal Adenocarcinoma (EAC)
Case 2 – Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC)
Case 3 – Esophago gastric junction (EGJ) Adenocarcinoma
ISDE wishes to recognize and thank the following individuals for their contributions to this virtual presentation:
- Wayne Hofstetter, MD Anderson Cancer Center (USA)
- Simon Law, University of Hong Kong (China)
- John Reynolds, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
- Mark Smithers, University of Queensland (Australia)
- Yuko Kitagawa, Keio University (Japan)
- Mark van Berge Henegouwen, Amsterdam University Medical Center (The Netherlands)
- Lorenzo Ferri, McGill University (Canada)
If you are interested in this you may be interested in the Esophageal Cancer Playlist too.
Join our community
Learn more about ISDE at www.isde.net
Become a member at www.isde.net/membership
Subscribe to updates at www.isde.net/Join-ISDE-Mailing-List