Directors: Gonçalo Luz | Tânia Rodrigues | César Resende | Rui Maio
ESOPHAGUS AND GASTRIC CANCER SESSION
Esophagus and gastric cancers are characterised by indolent symptomatology and local aggressiveness, often leading to diagnosis in later stages when the disease is already untreatable by surgical means.
Progress in the knowledge of oncological disease in general, of the biologic processes that characterise it, and of molecular identifiers of tumor cells, has led to the development of new chemotherapy agents and strategies.
Surgery, intrinsically aggressive in these type of advanced tumors, has evolved too, becoming less invasive, more physiologic, and possible in cases of disease disseminated to other organs, situations until now doomed to failure.
The Leaping Forward Oncology - Esophagus and Gastric Cancer Session reflects this multidisciplinary reality, gathering national and foreign specialists in panels designed to stimulate the discussion of key points in the treatment of this disease such as carcinogenesis and approach to precocious lesions, minimally invasive surgery in gastric neoplasia, metastatic disease approach and gastroesophageal junction tumors approach.