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    staffing of intensive care units, availability of diagnostic technology, access to clinical trials, and more aggressive post-resection cancer surveillance.
    Conclusions
    The use of neoadjuvant therapy followed by esophagectomy in patients with ESCC is associated with improved long-term survival after adjusting for patient, facility, and tumor related characteristics. Patients treated at high-volume facilities were more likely to receive neoadjuvant therapy and there was a significant inverse relationship between annual surgical volume and long-term survival. These findings suggest that regionalizing treatment of patients with ESCC to high-volume facilities may improve survival outcomes.
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    Table 1: Tumor characteristics, perioperative, and survival outcomes