Neoadjuvant Treatment for Squamous Carcinoma of the Thoracic Esophagus

  • Ernesto Laterza
  • Ugo S. Urso
  • Giovanni De’ Manzoni
  • Claudio Cordiano
Conference paper


Cancer of the esophagus has a poor prognosis. Survival rates appear to be correlated with depth of tumor invasion (T), lymph node involvement (N) and the presence of distant metastases (M). The biological behavior of the disease, characterized by early regional lymphatic spread, make it a systemic disease and explains the poor results of surgery and radiotherapy. In the last 20 years, survival rates for esophageal cancer have been less than 10% [1–2]. To obtain better results, several authors suggested many trials of different treatments including chemotherapy.


Esophageal Cancer Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Esophageal Carcinoma Squamous Carcinoma Thoracic Esophagus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ernesto Laterza
  • Ugo S. Urso
  • Giovanni De’ Manzoni
  • Claudio Cordiano
    • 1
  1. 1.The First Department of General SurgeryUniversity of Verona—Ospedale MaggioreVeronaItaly

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