Definitive chemoradiation for oesophageal cancer--a standard of care in patients with non-metastatic oesophageal cancer.

@article{Gwynne2011DefinitiveCF,
  title={Definitive chemoradiation for oesophageal cancer--a standard of care in patients with non-metastatic oesophageal cancer.},
  author={Sarah Gwynne and Chris Hurt and Mererid Evans and Carlos Holden and Lauren Vout and Tom Crosby},
  journal={Clinical oncology (Royal College of Radiologists (Great Britain))},
  year={2011},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={182-8}
}
AIMS A retrospective analysis was carried out of 291 cases of oesophageal cancer treated with definitive chemoradiotherapy (dCRT) at a single UK cancer centre between 1995 and 2009. Our protocol consisted of two cycles of neoadjuvant platinum-based chemotherapy followed by two further cycles given concurrently with 50Gy of external beam radiotherapy delivered in 25 fractions over 5 weeks. MATERIALS AND METHODS Demographic, patient and outcome data were recorded prospectively through an… CONTINUE READING

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