Cancers (Basel) 2021 Feb 2;13(3). Epub 2021 Feb 2.
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, MSC 1196, 450 Clarkson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA.
Gastric and esophageal tumors are diverse neoplasms that involve mucosal and submucosal tissue layers and include squamous cell carcinomas, adenocarcinomas, spindle cell neoplasms, neuroendocrine tumors, marginal B cell lymphomas, along with less common tumors. The worldwide burden of esophageal and gastric malignancies is significant, with esophageal and gastric cancer representing the ninth and fifth most common cancers, respectively. The approach to diagnosis and staging of these lesions is multimodal and includes a combination of gastrointestinal endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, and cross-sectional imaging. Read More