This focused issue on “Endoscopic Diagnosis and Treatment of Early Esophageal Cancer” is edited by Dr. Hon Chi Yip, from Division of Upper GI and Metabolic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; and Prof. Philip Wai Yan Chiu, from Department of Surgery, Institute of Digestive Disease, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
This focused issue is designed to discuss updates in endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of early esophageal cancer. Complex and controversial issues that are on the minds of many will be addressed by experts such as yourself. This focused issue reviews recent literature, provides expert insight into current practice, and also identifies future directions.
Hon Chi Yip, MBChB, FRCSEd (General Surgery)
Division of Upper GI and Metabolic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Dr. Yip graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with honors and received the R.C. Lee Memorial Gold Medal in Surgery and Philips Medical System Prize in 2008. He joined the Department of Surgery after graduation and underwent training in general surgery. He became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2015. He is now serving as an associate consultant at the upper gastrointestinal surgical team at the Prince of Wales Hospital.
Dr. Yip underwent overseas training at the Department of Surgery at Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo and Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology at Osaka International Cancer Institute, Osaka from April to July 2017. He specializes in early diagnosis and treatment of upper GI cancers, as well as minimally invasive surgical therapy for locally advanced cancer of esophagus and stomach.
Dr. Yip became a member of the Asian Novel Bio-Imaging and Intervention Group (ANBIIG) since 2018. He has given lectures and live demonstrations in local and overseas conferences on diagnosis and treatment of early UGI cancers, such as use of Image Enhanced Endoscopy and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). He has also written book chapter and publications on similar subjects.
Philip Wai Yan Chiu, MD(CUHK), MBChB(CUHK), FRCSEd, FCSHK, FHKAM (Surgery)
Department of Surgery, Institute of Digestive Disease, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Philip Chiu is currently Professor of Institute of Digestive Disease. He graduated from Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1994 with two scholarships. He became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine in 2001 and received his Doctor of Medicine at CUHK in 2009. Prof. Chiu was the first to perform endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for treatment of early GI cancers in Hong Kong in 2004. In 2010, he performed first Per-oral Endoscopic Myotomy (P.O.E.M.) in Hong Kong.
Prof. Chiu’s research interests include upper gastrointestinal bleeding, esophageal cancer and minimally invasive and robotic esophagectomy, novel endoscopic technologies for diagnosis of early GI cancers, endoscopic surgery as well as robotics for endoluminal surgery. He has published more than 200 peer reviewed manuscripts and 6 book chapters. He received numerous prestigious awards including State Scientific Technology and Progress Award from People’s Republic of China in 2007, 2nd class award in Technological Advancement, Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China in 2011. He served as Yeoh Ghim Seng Visiting Professor at Department of Surgery, National University of Singapore from 2014-2017.
His research on POEM was awarded best of DDW 2011 and first prize of ASGE world cup of endoscopy 2012. He was selected as Asia Pacific Digestive Week JGHF Emerging Leader Lectureship in 2016 and Global Outstanding Chinese Youth 2016. He is currently co-editor of Endoscopy and subject editor for Surgical Endoscopy.
Focused issue outline:
- Introduction to the focused issue
- Endoscopic diagnosis of early squamous cell carcinoma of oesophagus - role of image enhanced endoscopy
- Endoscopic assessment of barrett’s oesophagus and early adenocarcinoma of oesophagus - how to maximise diagnostic yield?
- Development of artificial intelligence in detection and staging of early cancer of oesophagus
- Next generation diagnostic endomicroscopy of the oesophagus – endocytoscopy
- Endoscopic submucosal dissection for large early squamous cell carcinoma - traction assisted or tunnelling method?
- Update on ablative therapy for barrett's related dysplasia
- Role of ablative therapy for squamous dysplasia of oesophagus
- Piecemeal emr versus esd for large barrett’s related dysplasia of the oesophagus
- Prevention of stricture after extensive oesophageal endoscopic resection
- Non-curative endoscopic resection of early oesophageal cancer - chemort or surgery?
The series “Endoscopic Diagnosis and Treatment of Early Esophageal Cancer” was commissioned by the editorial office, Annals of Esophagus without any sponsorship or funding. Hon Chi Yip and Philip Wai Yan Chiu are serving as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.