Oesophageal cancer in South Africa: the need for a public health response

  • Emil Loots Entabeni Hospital
  • Lucien Ferndale University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Damian Clarke University of KwaZulu-Natal

Abstract

This edition of the South African Journal of Surgery has chosen to focus on oesophageal cancer. This is timely and appropriate as there has been a general paucity of research on this common and lethal cancer over the last two decades.1 The outcomes for oesophageal cancer in South Africa remain abysmal and lag behind those  reported in the developed world.2,3,4

Author Biographies

Emil Loots, Entabeni Hospital

Private Practice, Entabeni Hospital, Durban

Lucien Ferndale, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Department of Surgery, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Damian Clarke, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Department of Surgery, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Published
2019-06-17
How to Cite
Loots, E., Ferndale, L., & Clarke, D. (2019). Oesophageal cancer in South Africa: the need for a public health response. South African Journal of Surgery, 57(2), 2. Retrieved from http://sajs.redbricklibrary.com/index.php/sajs/article/view/3094
Section
Editorial