83. Präoperative Strahlentherapie beim Oesophaguscarcinom. Ergebnisse der EORTC-Studie 40762

@article{Schlag200583PS,
  title={83. Pr{\"a}operative Strahlentherapie beim Oesophaguscarcinom. Ergebnisse der EORTC-Studie 40762},
  author={Peter Schlag},
  journal={Langenbecks Archiv f{\"u}r Chirurgie},
  year={2005},
  volume={364},
  pages={443-443}
}
The value of preoperative irradiation in the treatment of esophageal carcinoma was analyzed in a randomized study of the EORTC (GI 40762). The percentage of postoperative complications and surgically induced lethality was similar in both groups. Preoperative irradiation had no influence on the resectability of the tumors nor did radiotherapy improve the disease-free interval or overall survival rate of patients. Although the time interval before the appearance of local recurrence was longer… CONTINUE READING