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Following CT, guidelines for staging oesophageal and gastro-oesophageal junction (GOJ)
cancer recommend endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS), PET-CT and laparoscopy for T3-T4
GOJ tumours. These recommendations are based on generic utilities, but it is unclear
whether the test risk outweighs the potential benefit for some patients. This study
sought to quantify investigation risks, benefits and utilities, in order to develop
pragmatic, personalized staging recommendations.