Surveillance for Esophageal Cancer: Does it Make Sense?

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Mariela A. Blum Murphy, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She earned her medical degree from the Universidad Cátolica de Santiago de Guayaquil, Ecuador in 2003. She then completed an Internal Medicine Residency program at Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami, Florida, and pursued further training in Hematology and Oncology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Her clinical research interests are in patients with gastric and esophageal cancer.

Takashi Taketa, MD, is from the Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

Kazuki Sudo, MD, is from the Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

Jeffrey H. Lee, MD, MPH, is Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

The ideas and viewpoints expressed in this editorial are those of the author and do not necessarily represent any policy, position, or program of NCCN.

Jaffer A. Ajani, MD is from the Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

This work was supported in part by the Dallas, Park, Smith, and Cantu family funds, the Kevin Fund; the Sultan Fund; the River Creek Foundation; and the Aaron and Martha Schecter Private Foundation. This work was also supported by the Multidisciplinary Research Program at MD Anderson and by the National Institutes of Health through MD Anderson’s Cancer Center Support Grant CA016672.

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