Biology of esophageal cancer and the role of combined modality therapy

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The biology and treatment of esophageal cancer are being redefined both in the laboratory and in the clinic. This article high- lights some of the pertinent issues with regard to the biology of squamous cell cancer of the esophagus (ESCCA), including environmental factors, biologic observations, and the role of chemotherapy and radiation therapy in the management of esophageal cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1139-1167
Number of pages29
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997


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