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Chemoradiotherapy, with adjuvant surgery for local control, confers a durable survival advantage in adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus.Bass, G A; Furlong, H; O'Sullivan, K E; Hennessy, T P J; Walsh, T N; Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Department of Surgery, Connolly Hospital, Dublin 15, Ireland. Electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org. (2014-04)Oesophageal cancer usually presents with systemic disease, necessitating systemic therapy. Neo-adjuvant chemoradiotherapy improves short-term survival, but its long-term impact is disputed because of limited accrual, treatment-protocol heterogeneity and a short follow-up of randomised trials.