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Analysis of the National Cancer Database Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma in the United States

Thursday, October 24, 2019

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Brandon C. Chapman, Michael Weyant, Sarah Hilton, Patrick W. Hosokawa, Martin D. McCarter, Ana Gleisner, Nader D. Nader, Csaba Gajdos

The National Cancer Database was queried regarding esophageal squamous cancer cases from 2004-2013, and over 11,000 patients were identified. Definitive chemoradiotherapy was used in 79%, whereas resection was employed in 21% at some phase of therapy. Resection alone and definitive chemoradiotherapy were associated with increased mortality compared to neoadjuvant therapy followed by resection. Higher volume centers (>20/year) had better survival than other centers regardless of therapy.

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