Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Nobutoshi Ando

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Shoichiro Tsugane
    Pages 1-12
  3. Yukihiro Nakanishi
    Pages 13-32
  4. Soji Ozawa
    Pages 101-114
  5. Yuko Kitagawa, Hiroyuki Kuwano
    Pages 115-136
  6. Hirofumi Kawakubo
    Pages 137-148
  7. Hiroya Takeuchi
    Pages 149-164
  8. Michio Sato
    Pages 165-176
  9. Nobutoshi Ando
    Pages 177-195
  10. Ken Kato
    Pages 197-225
  11. Yoshinori Ito
    Pages 227-249
  12. Osamu Goto, Naohisa Yahagi
    Pages 251-260
  13. Daniel Tong, Simon Law
    Pages 261-278
  14. C. S. Pramesh, George Karimundackal, Sabita Jiwnani
    Pages 279-303
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 305-309

About this book


Esophageal cancer causes an estimated 386,000 deaths worldwide and is the sixth most common cause of death for men. The background characteristics of esophageal cancer treatment are markedly different between Asian and Western countries, however. In tumor histology, squamous cell carcinoma associated with smoking and alcohol consumption is overwhelmingly prevalent in Asia, whereas adenocarcinoma associated with Barrett’s metaplasia is markedly prevalent in the West. In Asia, especially in Japan, the key persons who play important roles in the management of esophageal cancer patients are surgeons; in the West those roles are filled by medical and radiation oncologists as well as surgeons. The philosophy of surgeons regarding cancer surgery varies from locoregional to local tumor control, particularly in focusing on lymph node dissection. Physicians’ approach to surgical adjuvant therapy differs, therefore, between Asia and the West. Considering these East–West differences in esophageal cancer treatment, the currently available results of Western evidence should not be considered directly applicable to esophageal cancer in Asia. In this book, the authors discuss the knowledge base in Japan in terms of treatment of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Since this volume contains a wide spectrum of current information and addresses topics surrounding the treatment of patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, it is highly relevant to Asian physicians and researchers as well as to their counterparts in the West.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Nobutoshi Ando
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryInternational Goodwill HospitalYokohamaJapan

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