Oesophageal Cancer

There are two main types of oesophageal cancer. Most Australians with oesophageal cancer have adenocarcinoma, which develops in the lower part of the oesophagus or where the oesophagus joins the stomach. The less common type of oesophageal cancer is Squamous cell cancer (SCC), which can develop in any part of the oesophagus.

Oesophageal adenocarcinoma develops from Barrett's oesophagus. Early cases of oesophageal adenocarcinoma are successfully treated by endoscopic treatments without the need for surgery. Professor Lord performs endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and he performs endoscopic ablation. He was the first to perform the radiofrequency ablation (RFA) endoscopic treatment in Australia.

See selected publications from Professor Lord in Research and Publications.

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