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April 2013

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Editorial

Gone Fishing (PDF file: 61 MB)
Kenneth L. Meredith, MD, FACS

Articles

Neoadjuvant or Adjuvant Therapy for Resectable Esophageal Cancer: Is There a Standard of Care? (PDF file: 152 MB)
Khaldoun Almhanna, MD, MPH, Ravi Shridhar, MD, PhD, and Kenneth L. Meredith, MD, FACS

Radiation Therapy and Esophageal Cancer (PDF file: 197 MB)
Ravi Shridhar, MD, PhD, Khaldoun Almhanna, MD, MPH, Kenneth L. Meredith, MD, FACS, Matthew C. Biagioli, MD, Michael D. Chuong, MD, Alex Cruz, and Sarah E. Hoffe, MD

Targeting the Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 in Esophageal Cancer (PDF file: 373 MB)
Khaldoun Almhanna, MD, MPH, Kenneth L. Meredith, MD, FACS, Sarah E. Hoffe, MD, Ravi Shridhar, MD, PhD, and Domenico Coppola, MD

Endoscopic Therapy of Neoplasia Related to Barrett’s Esophagus and Endoscopic Palliation of Esophageal Cancer (PDF file: 755 MB)
Shivakumar Vignesh, MD, Sarah E. Hoffe, MD, Kenneth L. Meredith, MD, FACS, Ravi Shridhar, MD, PhD, Khaldoun Almhanna, MD, MPH, and Akshay K. Gupta, MBBS
Minimally Invasive Surgery for Esophageal Cancer: Review of the Literature and Institutional Experience (PDF file: 152 MB)
Maki Yamamoto, MD, Jill M. Weber, MPH, Richard C. Karl, MD, FACS, and Kenneth L. Meredith, MD, FACS
The Impact of Body Mass Index on Esophageal Cancer (PDF file: 141 MB)
Joyce Y. Wong, MD, Ravi Shridhar, MD, PhD, Khaldoun Almhanna, MD, MPH, Sarah E. Hoffe, MD, Richard C. Karl, MD, FACS, and Kenneth L. Meredith, MD, FACS
The Impact of Age on Morbidity and Mortality Following Esophagectomy for Esophageal Cancer (PDF file: 160 MB PDF) (PDF file updated May 3, 2013)
James M. McLoughlin, MD, FACS, James M. Lewis, MD, FACS, and Kenneth L. Meredith, MD, FACS

Departments

Ten Best Readings Relating to Esophageal Cancer (PDF file: 61 MB)

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About the art in this issue:

Samuel Bak was born in 1933, in Vilna, Poland. His artistic talent was first recognized when he was 9 years of age. At the end of World War II, he was enrolled in painting lessons at the Blocherer School in Munich. He then attended the Bezalel Art School in Jerusalem and later continued his studies in Paris at École des Beaux-Arts. In Rome in 1959, his first exhibition of abstract paintings met with considerable success. In 1961, his work was exhibited at the “Carnegie International” in Pittsburgh, and in 1963, two one-man exhibitions were held at the Jerusalem and Tel Aviv Museums. During 1963-1964 a major change in his art occurred, with a distinct shift from abstract forms to a metaphysical figurative means of expression. Ultimately, this transformation crystallized into his present pictorial language.

Samuel Bak has had solo exhibitions at private galleries in New York, Boston, London, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Zurich, Rome, and other cities around the world. Publications on his work include twelve books, including a monograph titled Between Worlds, and his Painted in Words memoir. He has also been the subject of two documentary films.

The artwork in this issue has been provided courtesy of Pucker Gallery. More information about the artist and additional artwork is available at www.puckergallery.com.

Cover:
BK1461 Stone Age. Oil on canvas, 16 × 12.

Table of Contents:
BK1508 As Far As Possible
. Oil on canvas, 30 × 40.
BK1509 Questionable. Oil on canvas, 18 × 24.
BK1516 Rider. Oil on canvas, 24 × 36.
BK1489 Supervision. Oil on canvas, 18 × 24.
BK1484 Followers. Oil on canvas, 18 × 24.
BK1464 Added Perspective I. Oil on canvas, 12 × 16.
BK1463 Pawns B. Oil on canvas, 12 × 16.
 
 
 
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