Current trends in the management of Gastro-oEsophageal cancers: Updates to the ESSO core curriculum (ESSO-ETC-UGI-WG initiative)

Johnn Henry Herrera Kok*, Luigi Marano, Jan Willem van den Berg, Preethi Shetty, Yogesh Vashist, Laura Lorenzon, Beate Rau, Richard van Hillegersberg, Giovanni de Manzoni, Andrea Spallanzani, Won Jun Seo, Hiromi Nagata, Clarisse Eveno, Stefan Mönig, Karen van der Sluis, Leonardo Solaini, Bas PL Wijnhoven, Francesco Puccetti, Mickael Chevallay, Eunju LeeDomenico D'Ugo

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Gastro-oEsophageal Cancers (GECs) are severe diseases whose management is rapidly evolving. The European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) is committed to the generation and spread of knowledge, and promotes the multidisciplinary management of cancer patients through its core curriculum. The present work discusses the approach to GECs, including the management of oligometastatic oesophagogastric cancers (OMEC), the diagnosis and management of peritoneal metastases from gastric cancer (GC), the management of Siewert Type II tumors, the importance of mesogastric excision, the role of robotic surgery, textbook outcomes, organ preserving options, the use of molecular markers and immune check-point inhibitors in the management of patients with GECs, as well as the improvement of current clinical practice guidelines for the management of patients with GECs. The aim of the present review is to provide a concise overview of the state-of-the-art on the management of patients with GECs and, at the same time, to share the latest advancements in the field and to foster the debate between surgical oncologists treating GECs worldwide. We are sure that our work will, at the same time, give an update to the advanced surgical oncologists and help the training surgical oncologists to settle down the foundations for their future practice.

Original languageEnglish
Article number108387
JournalEuropean Journal of Surgical Oncology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2024

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