Vol. 6 Issue 4 - April 2019
Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month

April was the esophageal cancer awareness month which we are highlighting with articles and videos about this important topic. You can watch the third episode of the Roundtable Discussion Series on the management of esophageal cancer, filmed during the 16th Biennial Congress in Vienna, Austria.
RTD 3. Episode 3.   Induction Therapy for Managing Esophageal Cancer

Watch our expert roundtable discussion on the management of esophageal cancer from surgical perspective. This series is presented in four episodes covering pre-operative testing; induction therapy; surgical techniques and approaches; and post-operative management of patients with esophageal cancer.

Find out more about the Esophageal Cancer Roundtable Discussion online.
Predictive value of diffusion-weighted MR imaging in early response to chemoradiotherapy of esophageal cancer: a meta-analysis
DOTE Volume 32, Issue 4 | Featured Article
The results of diffusion-weighted MR imaging (DW-MRI) in predicting early response to chemoradiotherapy in patients with esophageal cancer varied in different studies. We performed this meta-analysis to evaluate the predictive values of DW-MRI and compare the diagnostic efficacy of different apparent diffusion coefficients (ADCs). A comprehensive literature search was performed to identify relevant articles published before November 2017. The quality of study was assessed using Quality Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies-2. The pooled sensitivity, specificity, diagnostic odds ratio (DOR), and area under receiver operating characteristic curve of ADC values were calculated to determine the diagnostic performance. Read more.

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