Chemoradiotherapy of locally advanced esophageal cancer: long-term follow-up of a prospective randomized trial (RTOG 85-01). Radiation Therapy Oncology Group.

@article{Cooper1999ChemoradiotherapyOL,
  title={Chemoradiotherapy of locally advanced esophageal cancer: long-term follow-up of a prospective randomized trial (RTOG 85-01). Radiation Therapy Oncology Group.},
  author={Jay S. Cooper and Matthew D Guo and Arnold M. Herskovic and John S. Macdonald and James A. Martenson and Muhyi al-Sarraf and Roger W. Byhardt and Anthony H. Russell and J J Beitler and Sharon Spencer and Sucha O. Asbell and Mary V. Graham and L L Leichman},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1999},
  volume={281 17},
  pages={1623-7}
}
CONTEXT Carcinoma of the esophagus traditionally has been treated by surgery or radiation therapy (RT), but 5-year overall survival rates have been only 5% to 10%. We previously reported results of a study conducted from January 1986 to April 1990 of combined chemotherapy and RT vs RT alone when an interim analysis revealed significant benefit for combined therapy. OBJECTIVE To report the long-term outcomes of a previously reported trial designed to determine if adding chemotherapy during RT… CONTINUE READING
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