Esophageal Cancer Modeling

The CISNET Esophageal Working Group (EWG) consists of three distinct modeling teams focused on collaboratively modeling the incidence and mortality of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) in the US population. The EWG's work has provided a strong foundation and unique opportunity to assess and improve screening and prevention strategies. The EWG has evaluated the potential of new screening technologies, prevention methods, genomic and other biomarkers, and clinical prediction tools. Precision risk stratification was used to identify an effective cancer control strategy that limits overtesting and overtreatment, thereby reducing patient burden and improving healthcare efficiency.

EWG modeling efforts have helped provide the personalized patient data necessary to construct clinical management decision aids. In addition, the EWG broadened its impact by including an esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) natural history model and assessing ESCC screening in the US and China. The results from these research efforts have helped improve our understanding of esophageal cancer and cancer control interventions to diminish the burden of this disease in the US and globally.

Research Highlights

CISNET Model Registry