Screening, Surveillance, and Prevention for Esophageal Cancer

Yutaka Tomizawa, Kenneth Ke Ning Wang

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Abstract

The incidence of esophageal cancer, especially esophageal adenocarcinoma, is increasing and its high mortality rate is a notable fact. Improving survival rates of this disease depend on earlier detection through screening and surveillance; however, standard diagnostic modalities, such as endoscopy with biopsy, have several limitations as screening tools, including low negative predictive value and relatively high cost. Recently developed biomarkers such as FISH and improved imaging techniques, may help overcome current problems and provide improved screening and surveillance for esophageal cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-73
Number of pages15
JournalGastroenterology Clinics of North America
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Barrett's
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal
  • Squamous

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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