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