publication . Other literature type . Article . 2013

Recent Developments in Esophageal Adenocarcinoma

Jesper Lagergren; Pernilla Lagergren;
  • Published: 01 Jul 2013
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
Answer questions and earn CME/CNE Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) is characterized by 6 striking features: increasing incidence, male predominance, lack of preventive measures, opportunities for early detection, demanding surgical therapy and care, and poor prognosis. Reasons for its rapidly increasing incidence include the rising prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux and obesity, combined with the decreasing prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection. The strong male predominance remains unexplained, but hormonal influence might play an important role. Future prevention might include the treatment of reflux or obesity or chemoprevention with nonsteroidal antii...
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free text keywords: Oncology, Hematology, Pathology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Randomized controlled trial, law.invention, law, Quality of life, Dysplasia, medicine.disease, business.industry, business, Esophageal adenocarcinoma, Esophagus, medicine.anatomical_structure, Chemoradiotherapy, Body mass index, Cancer
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2013

Recent Developments in Esophageal Adenocarcinoma

Jesper Lagergren; Pernilla Lagergren;