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esophageal cancer

Esophageal cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer mortality worldwide. It presents with symptoms that can significantly impact a patient’s quality of life such as swallowing disorders (dysphagia), heartburn, and unintentional weight loss. The two main types of esophageal cancer are squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. Diagnosis is most often made by upper endoscopy procedure with biopsy. Early treatment is imperative for a better prognosis and enhances the chance of survival. Cancer limited to the surface of the esophagus may be treated by endoscopy. Most patients with esophageal cancer require surgery to remove the cancer which may be performed through a minimally invasive approach. Patients may also undergo combined modality treatment with chemoradiotherapy.

Esophageal Cancer Virtual Tumour Board Presentation and Discussion

The Esophageal Cancer Virtual Tumour Board recording is a presentation and discussion regarding cancer of the esophagus, managing the disease including surgery for esophageal cancer and other treatment approaches.

The four segment recording was moderated by Mark van Berge Henegouwen, Amsterdam University Medical Center (Netherlands) and Lorenzo Ferri, McGill University (Canada). Watch different segments below 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)


Additional Resources

Search the Diseases of the Esophagus Journal for articles on Esophageal Cancer

Visit the Esophageal Cancer Playlist on the ISDE Youtube Channel

Affiliated Societies



International  Interdisciplinary  Everything Esophageal


The International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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