Epidemiology of Esophageal and Hypopharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

  • Giuseppe Verlato
  • Giovanni de Manzoni
Part of the Updates in Surgery book series (UPDATESSURG)


Esophageal cancer is the eighth most common cancer worldwide, with 481,000 new cases (3.8% all newly diagnosed cancers) estimated in 2008, and the sixth most common cause of death from cancer, with 406,000 deaths (5.4% of all cancer deaths) [1]. These figures encompass both of the major histological types, squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and adenocarcinoma (AC).


Squamous Cell Carcinoma Esophageal Cancer Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Smokeless Tobacco Hypopharyngeal Cancer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Verlato
    • 1
  • Giovanni de Manzoni
  1. 1.Unit of Epidemiology and Medical StatisticsUniversity of VeronaVeronaItaly

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