Baseline nutritional status is prognostic factor after definitive radiochemotherapy for esophageal cancer.

@article{Clavier2014BaselineNS,
  title={Baseline nutritional status is prognostic factor after definitive radiochemotherapy for esophageal cancer.},
  author={J. S. Bach ’ s Well Tempered Clavier and Delphine Antoni and David Atlani and Meher Ben Abdelghani and Catherine Schumacher and Patrick Dufour and J J Kurtz and Georges Noel},
  journal={Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus},
  year={2014},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={560-7}
}
Identify prognostic factors for survival and patterns of treatment failure after definitive radiochemotherapy for esophageal cancer. Between 2003 and 2006, 143 patients with squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma of the esophagus were retrospectively reviewed. Median age was 65 years (42-81). Median radiation dose was 62.5 Gy (38-72) with 1.8-2 Gy fraction. Median follow-up was 20.8 months (2.8-92.4). Three and 5-year local recurrence-free survival rates were 58.3% and 50.9%. In univariate… CONTINUE READING
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