Current status and future perspectives of chemoradiation therapy for esophageal cancer

Kenji Nemoto, Y. Ogawa, K. Takai, T. Sakayauchi, T. Sugawara, K. Jingu, K. Narasaki, S. Yamada, E. Nakata, Y. Takai

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    Abstract

    It has been established that chemoradiation therapy (CRT) is superior to radiation therapy alone as the treatment method for esophageal cancer. In addition. CRT has been becoming to be identified one of the standard treatment method not only for inoperable advanced esophageal cancer but also for operable esophageal cancer. Since the number of patients who survive long time after CRT is increasing, stent insertion before CRT must be prohibited because stent insertion seems to increase the risk of severe fatal complications.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)337-342
    Number of pages6
    JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Radiology
    Volume51
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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