Technical feasibility of ESD for local failure after chemoradiotherapy or radiotherapy

Post written by Keiichiro Nakajo, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Japan. In this retrospective, single-center study, enrolling almost 600 consecutive patients treated with endoscopic submucosal resection (ESD) for superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, the patient cohort was stratified into 3 groups as follows: group A, salvage …

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Enteral nutrition and quality of life in patients undergoing chemoradiotherapy for esophageal carcinoma

Post written by I-Chen Wu, MD, PhD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. This study prospectively evaluated esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) patients who received chemoradiation therapy (CRT) to compare the efficacy, safety, and quality of life among patients using different methods to maintain enteral nutrition. …

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Photodynamic therapy after CRT for esophageal cancer

Ken Hatogai, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Endoscopy Division, at the National Cancer Center Hospital East, in Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan discusses this article, "Salvage photodynamic therapy for local failure after chemoradiotherapy for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma." The present study clarified the long-term results and prognostic factors of salvage photodynamic therapy (PDT) for local failure …

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