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:
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