From January 1999 to November 2000, a total of 24 esophageal cancer patients (17 untreated and 7 recurrent cases) were treated with radiation therapy (60-70 Gy) combined with cis-diammine-glycolatoplatinum (Nedaplatin) (80-120 mg/body) and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) (500-1,000 mg/body/24 h, continuous infusion for 5 days). Grade III leukocytopenia was observed in 6 (25%) of the patients. Grade III and IV thrombocytopenia was observed in one patient each. The 1-year and 2-year survival rates for definitively irradiated patients were 59% and 39%, respectively, and for patients with postoperative recurrence 69% and 69%, respectively. High-dose radiation combined with Nedaplatin and 5-FU is a safe and effective method for treating esophageal cancer.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||American Journal of Clinical Oncology: Cancer Clinical Trials|
|Publication status||Published - 2003 Feb|
- Esophageal cancer
- Radiation therapy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research