0
Articles |

Treatment of Esophageal Carcinoma*

Toni Lerut, MD, FCCP, MD, PhD; Willy Coosemans, MD, PhD; Paul De Leyn, MD, PhD; Dirk Van Raemdonck, MD, FCCP; George Deneffe, MD; George Decker, MD
Author and Funding Information

*From the Department Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium.

Correspondence to: Tony Lerut, Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, Leuven, Belgium 3000



Chest. 1999;116(suppl_3):463S-465S. doi:10.1378/chest.116.suppl_3.463S
Text Size: A A A
Published online

Cancer of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction remains a virulent malignancy with an overall poor prognosis. Especially in the Western hemisphere, the incidence of adenocarcinoma is sharply rising. Over the last two decades, surgery has become the mainstay of treatment. Decreased surgical mortality and standardization of oncologic principles focusing on the completeness of resection are believed to be responsible for the improved 5-year survival rates, which are reaching ≥ 30%. Until now, there has been no proven benefit from combined neoadjuvant treatment modalities using chemotherapy or chemoradiotherapy except for the subset of patients showing a complete response at pathologic examination. Further research should focus on new chemotherapeutic agents and the development of molecular markers that allow better identification of candidates for multimodality regimens.


Sign In to Access Full Content

MEMBER & INDIVIDUAL SUBSCRIBER

Want Access?

NEW TO CHEST?

Become a CHEST member and receive a FREE subscription as a benefit of membership.

Individuals can purchase this article on ScienceDirect.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal or buy individual articles.

Learn more about membership or Purchase a Full Subscription.

INSTITUTIONAL ACCESS

Institutional access is now available through ScienceDirect and can be purchased at myelsevier.com.

Sign In to Access Full Content

MEMBER & INDIVIDUAL SUBSCRIBER

Want Access?

NEW TO CHEST?

Become a CHEST member and receive a FREE subscription as a benefit of membership.

Individuals can purchase this article on ScienceDirect.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal or buy individual articles.

Learn more about membership or Purchase a Full Subscription.

INSTITUTIONAL ACCESS

Institutional access is now available through ScienceDirect and can be purchased at myelsevier.com.

Figures

Tables

References

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign In to Access Full Content

MEMBER & INDIVIDUAL SUBSCRIBER

Want Access?

NEW TO CHEST?

Become a CHEST member and receive a FREE subscription as a benefit of membership.

Individuals can purchase this article on ScienceDirect.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal or buy individual articles.

Learn more about membership or Purchase a Full Subscription.

INSTITUTIONAL ACCESS

Institutional access is now available through ScienceDirect and can be purchased at myelsevier.com.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Find Similar Articles
CHEST Journal Articles
PubMed Articles
  • CHEST Journal
    Print ISSN: 0012-3692
    Online ISSN: 1931-3543