Clinical impact of surveillance for head and neck cancer in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
Hiroyuki Morimoto, Tomonori Yano, Yusuke Yoda, Yasuhiro Oono, Hiroaki Ikematsu, Kazuhiro Kaneko, Department of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8577, Japan
Hiroyuki Morimoto, Atsushi Ohtsu, Course of Advanced Clinical Research of Cancer, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8577, Japan
Ryuichi Hayashi, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8577, Japan
Atsushi Ohtsu, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8577, Japan
Kazuhiro Kaneko, Division of Science and Technology for Endoscopy, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8577, Japan
Author contributions: Morimoto H and Yano T contributed equally to this work; Morimoto H and Yano T designed the research; Morimoto H, Yano T, Yoda Y, Oono Y, Ikematsu H and Kaneko K acquired data and performed the research; Morimoto H, Yano T and Kaneko K wrote the draft; Hayashi R and Ohtsu A supervised the report.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by National Cancer Center Institutional Review Board (2012-331).
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Correspondence to: Tomonori Yano, MD, Chief, Department of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwanoha 6-5-1, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8577, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: September 13, 2016
Peer-review started: September 16, 2016
First decision: October 28, 2016
Revised: November 24, 2016
Accepted: January 18, 2017
Article in press: January 18, 2017
Published online: February 14, 2017