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Management of Oesophageal and Gastric Cancers

  • David PropperEmail author
  • Kathryn Hawkesford
Chapter
Part of the Clinicians’ Guides to Radionuclide Hybrid Imaging book series (CGRHI)

Abstract

Oesophageal cancer aetiologically, therapeutically and prognostically should be divided into two common histological types, rather than considered together, although many of the treatments overlap. Squamous cancers can affect the entire oesophagus, whereas adenocarcinomas are confined to the distal oesophagus and gastro-oesophageal junction. Most tumours present at stage T3 or greater and/or are node positive, and cure with multimodality therapy is only around 15 %.

Keywords

Early Gastric Cancer Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Oesophageal Cancer Argon Plasma Coagulation Combine Modality Treatment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Barts Cancer InstituteQueen Mary University of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Medical OncologyBarts Health NHS TrustLondonUK

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