Pathological analysis of clinical target volume margin for radiotherapy in patients with esophageal and gastroesophageal junction carcinoma.

@article{Gao2007PathologicalAO,
  title={Pathological analysis of clinical target volume margin for radiotherapy in patients with esophageal and gastroesophageal junction carcinoma.},
  author={Xian-shu Gao and Xueying Qiao and Fengpeng Wu and Li Cao and Xianli Meng and Zhiming Dong and Xiaoling Wang and Guodong Gao and T. T. Wu and Ritsuko Komaki and Joe Y Chang},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2007},
  volume={67 2},
  pages={389-96}
}
PURPOSE To clarify the radiotherapy clinical target volume (CTV) margin needed for esophageal squamous-cell carcinoma (SCC) and gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS Surgical specimens of esophageal SCC (n = 34) and GEJ adenocarcinoma (n = 32) were prospectively collected and analyzed for microscopic spread along the esophagus and GEJ both proximally and distally from gross tumor and for lymph node (LN) metastasis. RESULTS For SCC, the mean microscopic spread… CONTINUE READING