Focus Issue on How Can We Improve Outcomes for Esophageal Cancer?	

Posted On 2019-07-02 06:35:23



This focused issue on “How Can We Improve Outcomes for Esophageal Cancer?” is edited by Dr. Fernando A. M. Herbella, from Department of Surgery, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; Dr. Rafael M. Laurino Neto, from Department of Surgery, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Dr. Rafael C. Katayama, from Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Dr. Fernando A. M. Herbella is an Affiliate Professor at the Department of Surgery, Escola Paulista de Medicina – Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, where he obtained his MD, residency in General Surgery and Gastrointestinal Surgery, MSc and PhD. He completed fellowships in gastrointestinal surgery at the University of California San Francisco and at the University of Rochester. His main focus is on the physiology and surgery of the foregut. 

Dr. Rafael M. Laurino Neto is a Professor at Faculdade de Medicina do ABC, São Paulo, Brazil. Obtained his MSc and PhD in the Department of Surgery at the Escola Paulista de Medicina – Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, and residency in General Surgery and Gastrointestinal Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. His main focus is on the physiology and surgery of the foregut.

Dr. Rafael C. Katayama is a fellow at the Department of Surgery, Escola Paulista de Medicina – Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, where he obtained his MD, residency in General Surgery and Gastrointestinal Surgery. His main focus is on Bariatric Surgery.   

Focused issue outline:

  1. Are clinical pathways for esophagectomy widely accepted and adopted?
  2. Achalasia and cancer prevention and surveillance
  3. Do robotic arms retrieve more lymph nodes during an esophagectomy?
  4. Esophagectomy for cancer in the obese
  5. Esophagectomy for cancer in the community
  6. Esophagectomy in Barrett's esophagus with high grade dysplasia. Is there still a role?
  7. Surgical palliation for esophageal cancer. Still in practice?
  8. Does simulation help improve results for esophagectomy?
  9. Obesity and outcomes for esophagectomy
  10. Technical tips for esophagectomy.