Complete Clinical Response After Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy for Squamous Cell Cancer of the Thoracic Oesophagus: Is Surgery Always Necessary?

@article{Castoro2013CompleteCR,
  title={Complete Clinical Response After Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy for Squamous Cell Cancer of the Thoracic Oesophagus: Is Surgery Always Necessary?},
  author={Carlo Castoro and Marco Scarpa and Matteo Cagol and Rita Alfieri and Alberto Ruol and Francesco Cavallin and Silvia Michieletto and Giampietro Zanchettin and Vanna Chiarion-Sileni and Luigi Corti and Ermanno Ancona},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={17},
  pages={1375-1381}
}
Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CT-RT) before oesophagectomy is standard management for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the thoracic oesophagus. The aim of this study was to compare the outcome of patients who had clinical complete response (CR) with neoadjuvant CT-RT + oesophagectomy with the survival of patients who had clinical CR and were not operated on. Seventy-seven consecutive patients with SCC of the thoracic oesophagus with CR with neoadjuvant CT-RT presenting at the Regional Center… CONTINUE READING