Dr. John Marshall on Differentiating Squamous and Adenocarcinoma in GI Cancers

John L. Marshall, MD
Published: Thursday, Jun 30, 2016


John L. Marshall, MD, chief, Division Of Hematology/Oncology, Georgetown University Hospital Associate Director, clinical research, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University Hospital, discusses the difference between squamous and adenocarcinoma in esophageal and gastric cancer.

Squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma have different causes and molecular makeup in esophageal and gastric cancers, yet they are still being treated as one in the same. Marshall emphasizes that once oncologist differentiate between the 2 types of cancer and treat them individually, there will be better results and improvements in survival.

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John L. Marshall, MD, chief, Division Of Hematology/Oncology, Georgetown University Hospital Associate Director, clinical research, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University Hospital, discusses the difference between squamous and adenocarcinoma in esophageal and gastric cancer.

Squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma have different causes and molecular makeup in esophageal and gastric cancers, yet they are still being treated as one in the same. Marshall emphasizes that once oncologist differentiate between the 2 types of cancer and treat them individually, there will be better results and improvements in survival.

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