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Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer

Esophageal Cancer: symptoms, staging and treatment

Esophageal cancer is the seventh most common cancer among men and the 13th most common cancer among women, making it the eighth most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide


Gastric Adenocarcinoma

Gastric cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, accounting for approximately 1 in 12 of all oncologic deaths (Rawla; Global Cancer Observatory). In 2018, there were an estimated 783,000 gastric cancer deaths, just behind those reported for lung and liver cancer deaths. Gastric cancer is the fifth-most common cancer worldwide with over one million new cases annually. East Asia has the highest incidence of gastric cancer. Overall, the incidence and number of deaths attributable to gastric cancer has risen over the past 2-3 decades (GBD stomach).


Pancreatic Cancer

There will be approximately 57,600 new pancreatic cancer diagnoses in the United States in 2020. While the incidence has been stable over the last decade in the United States at a rate of 12.3-12.8 cases per 100,000 persons, worldwide, the incidence of pancreatic cancer has risen 2.3-fold since 1990, resulting in 400,000 deaths in 2017 alone


Current Diagnostics and Treatments for Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) arise from endocrine cells, sometimes referred to as islet cells, within the pancreas. The hormone producing islet cells cluster into small groups, known as islets of Langerhans, or simply islets, throughout the pancreas


Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma

Cholangiocarcinomas (CCA) are a heterogenous group of rare malignancies that arise from the biliary tract epithelium. CCA subtypes, which include intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (iCCA), perihilar cholangiocarcinoma (pCCA), and distal cholangiocarcinoma (dCCA), have distinct anatomic, biologic, and molecular characteristics. iCCAs arise proximal to the second order bile ducts


The Diagnosis and Management of Gallbladder Cancer

Gallbladder cancer is a rare disease with a poor prognosis. The overall 5-year survival rate is 19%, ranging from 65% for localized cancers to 28% for regional and less than 2% for distant or metastatic disease

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