Nonrandomized comparison between definitive chemoradiotherapy and radical surgery in patients with T(2-3)N(any) M(0) squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus.

@article{Hironaka2003NonrandomizedCB,
  title={Nonrandomized comparison between definitive chemoradiotherapy and radical surgery in patients with T(2-3)N(any) M(0) squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus.},
  author={Shuichi Hironaka and Atsushi Ohtsu and Narikazu Boku and Manabu Muto and Fumio Nagashima and Hiroki Saito and Shigeaki Yoshida and Mitsuyo Nishimura and Masatora Haruno and Satoshi Ishikura and Takashi Ogino and Seiichiro Yamamoto and Atsushi Ochiai},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2003},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={425-33}
}
PURPOSE To compare the treatment results between radical surgery and definitive chemoradiotherapy for resectable squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus and to identify useful clinicopathologic and biologic markers to select better treatment. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between August 1992 and April 1999, 98 consecutive patients were selected for this study; 53 were treated with chemoradiotherapy and 45 with surgery. The patients in the chemoradiotherapy group received 5-fluorouracil combined with… CONTINUE READING

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