Clinical response to induction chemotherapy predicts local control and long-term survival in multimodal treatment of patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer

Abstract

From 1991 to 1994 we performed a phase II study with intensive preoperative chemoradiation in locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. We now report on a multivariate analysis of prognostic factors based on the long-term results at a median follow-up of 6.5 years. Eighty-eight patients were treated. Prognostic factors… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00432-004-0604-5

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