Esophageal Cancer

Prevention, Diagnosis and Therapy

  • Nabil F. Saba
  • Bassel F. El-Rayes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Juliana Andrici, Guy D. Eslick
    Pages 1-23
  3. Alfred King-yin Lam
    Pages 25-40
  4. Brian S. Robinson, N. Volkan Adsay, Alyssa M. Krasinskas
    Pages 41-60
  5. Adam Templeton, Andrew Kaz, William M. Grady
    Pages 61-82
  6. Oliver J. Old, L. Max Almond, Hugh Barr, Janusz Jankowski
    Pages 83-91
  7. Thomas William Rice
    Pages 93-103
  8. A. Tuba Karagulle Kendi, Valeria M. Moncayo, David M. Schuster
    Pages 105-121
  9. Michelle P. Clermont, Anthony M. Gamboa, Field F. Willingham
    Pages 123-148
  10. Mark Stavas, A. Bapsi Chakravarthy
    Pages 157-172
  11. Joseph K. Salama, Manisha Palta, Jordan A. Torok
    Pages 173-185
  12. Sameh Mikhail, Tanios Bekaii-Saab
    Pages 221-244

About this book


This book reviews the recent progress made in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of esophageal cancer. Epidemiology, molecular biology, pathology, staging, and prognosis are first discussed. The radiologic assessment of esophageal cancer and the role of endoscopy in diagnosis, staging, and management are then described. The principles of surgical resection, radiation therapy, and systemic chemotherapy for esophageal cancer are explained, and particular attention is paid to the multidisciplinary management of early-stage cervical, thoracic, distal, and junctional tumors. Up-to-date information is also provided on the treatment of metastatic and recurrent disease and on approaches that may affect future care, such as chemoprevention.


Esophageal cancer remains one of the least studied cancers although it accounts for more than 400,000 deaths across the globe each year. The majority of esophageal cancers worldwide are squamous cell carcinomas, yet in the past few decades major epidemiologic changes have occurred affecting the incidence of adenocarcinomas in Western countries. Despite the advances in surgical and non-surgical therapies, overall survival has not changed significantly. It is hoped that Esophageal Cancer: Prevention, Diagnosis and Therapy will assist specialists from a variety of disciplines, including surgery, radiation therapy, gastroenterology, and medical oncology, in delivering optimal, up-to-date care to the benefit of patients.


Chemoprevention in esophageal cancer Esophageal cancer Esophageal cancer epidemiology Esophageal cancer management Esophageal cancer treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Nabil F. Saba
    • 1
  • Bassel F. El-Rayes
    • 2
  1. 1.Hematology and Medical OncologyEmory University Winship Cancer InstituteAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Hematology and Medical OncologyEmory University Winship Cancer InstituteAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20067-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20068-2
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