Elective nodal irradiation (ENI) in definitive chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for squamous cell carcinoma of the thoracic esophagus.

@article{Onozawa2009ElectiveNI,
  title={Elective nodal irradiation (ENI) in definitive chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for squamous cell carcinoma of the thoracic esophagus.},
  author={Masakatsu Onozawa and Keiji Nihei and Satoshi Ishikura and Keiko Minashi and Tomonori Yano and Manabu Muto and Atsushi Ohtsu and Takashi Ogino},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={92 2},
  pages={266-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE There are some reports indicating that prophylactic three-field lymph node dissection for esophageal cancer can lead to improved survival. But the benefit of ENI in CRT for thoracic esophageal cancer remains controversial. The purpose of the present study is to retrospectively evaluate the efficacy of elective nodal irradiation (ENI) in definitive chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for thoracic esophageal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of… CONTINUE READING
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