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World J Gastroenterol. 2006 May 28;12(20):3237-42.

Updates on esophageal and gastric cancers.

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Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St., FMB 121, New Haven, CT 06520, USA.

Abstract

Esophageal and gastric cancers are both common and deadly. Patients present most often after disease progression and survival is therefore poor. Due to demographic variability and recent changes in disease incidence, much emphasis has been placed on studying risk factors for both esophageal and gastric cancers. However, with increasing understanding of these diseases, low survival rates persist and continued intensive studies are necessary to optimize treatment plans. This review article discusses updates in the evolving epidemiology, clinical presentation, risk factors, and diagnostic and treatment modalities of esophageal and gastric cancers.

PMID:
16718845
PMCID:
PMC4087968
DOI:
10.3748/wjg.v12.i20.3237
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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