Concurrent chemotherapy and radiation therapy followed by transhiatal esophagectomy for local-regional cancer of the esophagus.


Forty-three patients with local-regional squamous-cell carcinoma of the esophagus or adenocarcinoma of the esophagus, cardia, or gastroesophageal junction were treated with concurrent cisplatin, vinblastine, fluorouracil (5-FU), and radiation therapy (RT) over 21 days. A transhiatal esophagectomy (THE) was planned on day 42. Seventy-nine percent had T2… (More)


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