Influence of preoperative chemotherapy for advanced thoracic oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma on perioperative complications.

@article{Hirao2011InfluenceOP,
  title={Influence of preoperative chemotherapy for advanced thoracic oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma on perioperative complications.},
  author={Motohiro Hirao and Nobutoshi Ando and Toshimasa Tsujinaka and Harushi Udagawa and Masahiko Yano and Hideaki Yamana and Kiyuuichirou Nagai and Junki Mizusawa and Kuniomi Nakamura},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={98 12},
  pages={
          1735-41
        }
}
BACKGROUND The Japan Clinical Oncology Group (JCOG) 9907 trial has changed the standard of care for advanced thoracic oesophageal cancer in Japan from postoperative chemotherapy to preoperative chemotherapy. The impact of preoperative chemotherapy on the risk of developing postoperative complications remains controversial. This article reports the safety analysis of JCOG9907, focusing on risk factors for postoperative complications. METHODS Patients with potentially resectable advanced… CONTINUE READING
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