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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 Recording

The Esophageal Cnacer 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

Conduit Complications

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)


Esophageal Cancer Roundtable Discussion

Expert roundtable discussion on the management of esophageal cancer from surgical perspective. This series is presented in four episodes covering pre-operative testing; induction therapy; surgical techniques and approaches; and post-operative management of patients with esophageal cancer.

Discussions were recorded during the 16th World Congress for Esophageal Diseases in Vienna, Austria featuring leaders in the field of esophageal diseases.

International Panelists:
  • Mark Ferguson, University of Chicago, USA
  • Gail Darling, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Magnus Nilsson, Karolinksa-Institut, Sweden
  • Jan Van Lanschot, Erasmus University Medical Clinic, Netherlands
  • Steven Demeester, The Oregon Clinic, USA

Postoperative Management of Patients with Esophageal Cancer

Surgical Techniques and Approaches for Managing Esophageal Cancer

Induction Therapy for Managing Esophageal Cancer

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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