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Palliative radiotherapy after oesophageal cancer stenting (ROCS): a multicentre, open-label, phase 3 randomised controlled trial

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Introduction

In the UK, data from 2015–18 showed more than 9000 new cases of oesophageal cancer and approximately 8000 deaths due to oesophageal cancer each year. Worldwide in 2012, more than 450 000 new cases were diagnosed, with greater than 80% of new cases and deaths occurring in low-income and middle-income nations.

  • Wong MCS
  • Hamilton W
  • Whiteman DC
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Global incidence and mortality of oesophageal cancer and their correlation with socioeconomic indicators temporal patterns and trends in 41 countries.