Progress in Diagnosis and Treatment of Esophageal Cancer
Diagnosis of esophageal cancer has typically warranted a grim outlook, but prognosis is improving in many respects. Dr. Frank Spitz, associate professor in the division of surgical oncology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, speaks about advances in diagnosis and treatment of esophageal cancer with host Dr. Lee Freedman. Whom should we screen for the disease? Once diagnosed, what are the likely prospects for a full return to functionality?