Esophageal cancer: Endoscopic therapy bests esophagectomy

In late stage I esophageal cancer, endoscopic therapy correlated with better improvements in cancer-specific survival compared with esophagectomy, according to results published in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy“This advantage was more pronounced for patients treated after 2009, potentially because of increasing clinician expertise in performing ET and patient selection,” Justin C. McCarty, DO, MPH, from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, and colleagues wrote.Researchers used the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database to perform a retrospective cohort studyRead More

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