Special Issue "Quality of Surgery and Quality of Oncologic Treatment in Esophageal and Esophagogastric Junction Cancers"

A special issue of Current Oncology (ISSN 1718-7729). This special issue belongs to the section "Surgical Oncology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2023) | Viewed by 236

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Rita Alfieri
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Guest Editor
Istituto Oncologico Veneto IOV - IRCCS, Padova, Italy
Interests: gastroesophageal surgery; chemoradiotherapy; esophageal neoplasms; minimally invasive techniques
Prof. Dr. Carlo Castoro
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Guest Editor
Department of Surgery, Humanitas University, Humanitas Clinical and Research Center-IRCCS, Milan, Italy
Interests: gastro-intestinal cancer surgery; oncological pathology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Esophageal and esophagogastric cancers are the 7th leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide.

Esophagectomy is a highly complex procedure with significant morbidity and mortality rates, including in high-volume centers. Multimodality treatment including chemotherapy alone or in combination with radiotherapy prior to surgery is often adopted for locally advanced esophageal cancer treated with curative intent.

This combination approach has led to a significant improvement in long-term survival in the last two decades, thus arousing interest in the study of quality of life after surgery and combined treatment.

Quality of surgery is crucial in determining survival and quality of life.

The extent of lymphadenectomy, radical surgery, choice of open or minimally invasive approach, reconstruction technique, gastric tube and anastomotic fashioning are among many factors that could affect postoperative complications and long-term outcomes including survival and quality of life.

Furthermore, the quality of neoadjuvant treatment in terms of chemotherapy schedule, dose and field of radiation are not often considered.

In this Special Issue of Current Oncology we would like to invite researchers to submit papers on quality (i.e., quality of surgery, quality of chemo-radiation, patient quality of life) covering all possible aspects of treatment of esophageal and esophagogastric junction cancers, including surgery, oncologic treatments and patient-reported outcomes.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Quality of surgery: lymphadenectomy, anastomosis techniques, minimally invasive or open surgery, gastric tube reconstruction.
  • Quality of chemo-radiation: chemotherapy schedules, radiation field and dosage.
  • Quality of life of patients: patients reported outcomes, psychological and nutritional counseling, short- and long-term symptoms after multimodality treatment.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Rita Alfieri
Prof. Dr. Carlo Castoro
Guest Editors

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  • esophageal cancer
  • esophagogastric junction cancer health-related quality of life
  • esophagectomy
  • chemo-radiation therapy
  • postoperative complications
  • quality of lymphadenectomy
  • minimally invasive surgery
  • centralization of care

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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