Esophageal cancer in elderly patients: a population-based study

    Journal of thoracic disease, Volume 10, Issue 1, 2018, Pages 448-457.

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    Esophageal cancer (EC)elderlypropensity-score matching analyses (PSA)surveillanceepidemiologyMore(1+)

    Abstract:

    Compared to younger EC patients, those 70 years or older showed distinctive clinical characteristics and inferior survival. Despite showing a higher proportion of localized disease, patients 70 years or older were less likely to be subjected to surgery or/and RT. Thus, the role of intensive treatments, which were identified as favorable f...More

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