A case of advanced gastric cancer showing complete response to chemotherapy of peroral carcinostatic only

Junta Imai, Katsuhisa Sato, Masanobu Takahashi, Toshiaki Ojima, Michio Kuroki, Katsunori Iijima, Takayoshi Kamiya, Junya Kashimura, Shinichi Ikeya, Itaru Endo, Yasutoshi Saito

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Abstract

The patient was a 68-year-old woman. She was referred to our hospital because of advanced gastric cancer. Endoscopic examination showed that the tumor was located in the Subcardia, with its oral margin invading the esophagus. Histologic examination of biopsy specimen led to a diagnosis of moderately to poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma. Apparent lymph node swellings (No. 7, No. 11) on enhanced CT examination indicated the metastasis of the gastric cancer. Consulting with her family, we decided to treat the cancer with chemotherapy using the peroral carcinostatic "UFT", and started it on November 18, 1997. Follow-up endoscopic examination confirmed that the tumor was reduced in size immediately after starting chemotherapy, and then finally disappeared on December 10, 1999. Since then, there has been no recurrence of the tumor. This is a rare case of gastric cancer showing complete response to chemotherapy using a peroral carcinosatatic alone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2001-2004
Number of pages4
JournalGan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
Volume29
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Nov

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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