A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials that compared neoadjuvant chemoradiation and surgery to surgery alone for resectable esophageal cancer.

@article{Urschel2003AMO,
  title={A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials that compared neoadjuvant chemoradiation and surgery to surgery alone for resectable esophageal cancer.},
  author={John Urschel and Hari Vasan},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={185 6},
  pages={
          538-43
        }
}
BACKGROUND Esophagectomy is a standard treatment for resectable esophageal cancer but relatively few patients are cured. Combining neoadjuvant chemoradiation with surgery may improve survival but treatment morbidity is a concern. We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared the use of neoadjuvant chemoradiation and surgery with the use of surgery alone for esophageal cancer. METHODS Medline and manual searches were done to identify all published RCTs that… CONTINUE READING

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