Chest Surgery

Welcome to the Mayo Clinic Chest Surgery Page. Chest surgery at Mayo Clinic (also known as thoracic surgery) involves the organs of the chest, but extends to the esophagus (tube between mouth and stomach), the trachea (airway) and the chest wall (rib cage and breastbone).

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Tue, Sep 5, 2017 9:47am

Largest study of its kind reveals women have superior response to esophageal cancer treatment

By K Robert Shen, M.D., @RobertShenMD

Dr. K. Robert Shen

"Esophageal cancer is one of the deadliest cancers in the world," said senior author K. Robert Shen, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. "It affects men and women differently. Men are more at risk to develop this cancer, and it appears that women respond better to the treatments."

Full article (August 22, 2017) at Medical Press

View Dr. Shen discussing the study on OncologyTube

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