Patients with esophageal cancer who opt out of surgery when it is recommended may not live as long as their peers who have surgery.

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A recent study showed that female patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer who are treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy before surgery are more likely to respond favorably than male patients, published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery (online August 21, 2017; doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.05.030).

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A recent study uncovered the benefits of adding high-intensity local treatment to systemic therapy for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, published in Cancer (online August 17, 2017; doi:10.1002/cncr.30933).

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