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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Siewert, JR; Ott, K 
Title:
Are squamous and adenocarcinomas of the esophagus the same disease? 
Abstract:
Esophageal cancer can be divided in squamous-cell cancer (SCC) and adenocarcinoma (Barrett cancer: AEG I) by histopathology. However, most studies do not differentiate between these two tumor entities. SCC is associated with a lower socioeconomic level with nicotine and alcohol abuse resulting in comorbidities like liver cirrhosis and reduced pulmonary function; in contrast, AEG I is associated with a high socioeconomic level and cardiovascular risk factors. The median age of patients with SCC...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Semin Radiat Oncol 
Year:
2007 
Journal volume:
17 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
38-44 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1053-4296 
TUM Institution:
Chirurgiesche Klinik und Poliklinik