Esophageal Cancer

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Less than 15% of patients diagnosed with esophageal cancer are cured, with half of patients presenting with unresectable or metastatic disease. This chapter will review the natural history and treatment of esophageal cancer, including anatomy, patterns of spread and failure, staging, radiation planning techniques, toxicity data and future treatment strategies.


Positron Emission Tomography Esophageal Cancer Gastroesophageal Junction Radiation Pneumonitis Esophageal Cancer Patient 


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  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyDuke UniversityDurhamUSA

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