Letter to the Editor: Definitive Chemoradiotherapy Versus Trimodality Therapy for Resectable Oesophageal Carcinoma: Meta-analyses and Systematic Review of Literature

  • Han-Yu DengEmail author
Letter to the Editor


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lung Cancer Center/Department of Thoracic Surgery, West China HospitalSichuan UniversityChengduChina

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