Complete eradication of squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus with combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy.


Chemotherapy (with 5-fluorouracil and either mitomycin-C or cis-platinum) combined with radiotherapy was used either for palliation or as preoperative therapy in 67 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus. In 25 patients having chemotherapy and 5000-6000 rads, good local palliation was obtained in 11 (49%) without surgery. In the remaining 25… (More)


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