May 24, 2006

Combined radiotherapy for inoperable esophageal cancer

Voprosy onkologii
S V KanaevA V Shulepov

Abstract

Among 112 patients with inoperable esophageal cancer treated with high-dose intraluminal brachytherapy and distant irradiation, objective response was in 84.8%. Predominantly local complications were reported in 78.6%. Recurrences were detected in 63.5% during follow-up, with mean relapse-free period being 107 days. Mean survival time was 15.3 months (1-, 2- and 3-year survival--58.8; 22.3 and 12.9%, respectively) which was comparable to similar results of palliative esophagectomy for gastric cancer.

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Surface Radiotherapy
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
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