Esophageal Cancer Update

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Identify possible controversies in the management of patients with esophageal cancer
  • Discuss contemporary treatment options for patients with esophageal cancer


8:30 – 9 a.m. Breakfast

9 – 10:30 a.m. 10-minute talks:

Welcome and The Process from a Patient Perspective
Mike Amaranthus, Ph.D., WECAN

Endoscopic Treatment of Barrett’s Esophagus and Early Esophageal Cancer
Gene Bakis, M.D., Assistant Professor, OHSU Department of Gastroenterology

A Decade in the Surgical Treatment of Esophageal Disease at OHSU
James Dolan, M.D., Assistant Professor, OHSU Department of Surgery

MIS Esophagectomy: Selection, Techniques, and Outcomes
John Hunter, M.D., Professor and Chair, OHSU Department of Surgery

Life after Esophageal Cancer, Yes We-Can
Claude Poliako, M.D., WECAN

So, How Did We Come Up With This Staging System?
Paul Schipper, M.D., Assistant Professor, OHSU Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Update on Radiotherapy as Part of Multidisciplinary Care for Patients with Esophageal Cancer
Charles Thomas, M.D., Professor and Chair,
OHSU Department of Radiation Medicine

What's New in 2014? The Medical Oncologist's Perspective
Gina Vaccaro, M.D., Assistant Professor,
OHSU Division of Hematology & Medical Oncology

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 – 12 p.m. Tumor board and case review


Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


OHSU School of Medicine, Division of CME, designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.