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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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Esophageal Cancer, Version 1.2016

Glossary

Acronyms

Acronyms

3D-CRT

three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy

AJCC

American Joint Committee on Cancer

CAM

complementary and alternative medicine

CBC

complete blood count

CT

computed tomography

DNA

deoxyribonucleic acid

EBRT

external beam radiation therapy

ECOG

Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group

EGD

e

sopha

g

astro

d

uodenoscopy

EGJ

esophagogastric junction

EMR

endoscopic mucosal resection

ESD

endoscopic submucosal dissection

EUS

esophageal ultrasound

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

FNA

fine-needle aspiration

GERD

gastroesophageal reflux disease

GI

gastrointestinal

HER2

human epidermal growth factor receptor 2

HGD

high-grade dysplasia

IHC

immunohistochemistry

IMRT

intensity-modulated radiation therapy

ISH

in situ hybridization

J-tube

jejunostomy tube

KPS

Karnofsky Performance Status

PEG

percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy

PET

positron emission tomography

PET/CT

positron emission tomography/computed tomography

VEGF

vascular endothelial growth factor

NCCN Abbreviations and Acronyms

NCCN

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National Comprehensive Cancer Network

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NCCN Patient Guidelines

NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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NCCN Guidelines

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NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology

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