Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Diagnosis and Treatment

Editors: Ando, Nobutoshi (Ed.)

  • Essential practical book for the treatment of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
  • Highlights the differing diagnostic and management elements in use in Western countries versus Asian countries
  • Useful guide especially for Japanese physicians and researchers dealing with squamous cell carcinoma
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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.

About the authors

Editor's affiliation: Tokyo Dental College Ichikawa General Hospital.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“The audience includes radiologists, gastroenterologists, pathologists, and surgical, medical, and radiation oncologists interested or specializing in the diagnosis and management of patients with gastrointestinal malignancies, especially esophageal cancer. … This book presents state-of-the-art evidence on the diagnosis and management of early and advanced staged squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus from Japan. … To my knowledge, there is no comparable book on this subject.” (Yi-Jen Chen, Doody’s Book Reviews, March, 2015)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Epidemiology of ESCC

    Tsugane, Shoichiro

    Pages 1-12

  • Pathology of Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Nakanishi, Yukihiro

    Pages 13-32

  • Diagnostic Imaging of the Esophageal Cancer

    Ojiri, Hiroya

    Pages 33-61

  • Endoscopic Diagnosis of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Esophagus

    Muto, Manabu

    Pages 63-75

  • Stage Classifications: The UICC/AJCC Classifications and the Japanese Classification

    Fujita, Hiromasa

    Pages 77-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Book Subtitle
Diagnosis and Treatment
Editors
  • Nobutoshi Ando
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54977-2
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54977-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54976-5
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56345-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 309
Number of Illustrations and Tables
39 b/w illustrations, 74 illustrations in colour
Topics