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Esophageal Cancer in Korea: Epidemiology and Treatment Patterns

Authors
 Seong Yong Park  ;  Dae Joon Kim 
Citation
 Journal of Chest Surgery, Vol.54(6) : 454-459, 2021-12 
Journal Title
Journal of Chest Surgery
ISSN
 2765-1606 
Issue Date
2021-12
Keywords
Epidemiology ; Esophageal cancer ; Statistics ; Surgery
Abstract
According to statistics from 2017, esophageal cancer is the fifteenth most common cancer and the eleventh most common cause of cancer-related death in Korea. The most common pathology is esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Moreover, the incidence of esophageal cancer has been gradually decreasing in Korea, and the percentage of early-stage cases has gradually increased to the point that it is higher than that of other countries. The 5-year relative survival rate has improved over time. Approximately 800 esophagectomy procedures are performed annually. Using a cut-off number of 21 cases per 2 years to define high-volume centers, it was found that 70% of esophagectomies were performed by a few high-volume centers. Unfortunately, there is no nationwide registry or database on esophageal cancer and esophagectomy in Korea. Efforts to establish a nationwide database on esophageal cancer and esophagectomy should be made.
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DOI
10.5090/jcs.21.039
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (흉부외과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Dae Joon(김대준)
Park, Seong Yong(박성용) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5180-3853
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/187631
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