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Abstract

The incidence of esophageal cancer remains on the rise worldwide and despite aggressive research in the field of gastrointestinal oncology, the survival remains poor. Much remains to be defined in esophageal cancer, including the development of an effective screening tool, identifying a good tumor marker for surveillance purposes, ways to target esophageal cancer stem cells as well as circulating tumor cells, and developing minimally invasive protocols to treat early-stage disease. The goal of this chapter is to highlight some of the recent advances and ongoing research in the field of esophageal cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number11
JournalJournal of Carcinogenesis
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Barrett′s
  • Cancer stem cells
  • Carcinogenesis/tumorigenesis
  • Dysplasia
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Targeted therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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