Postoperative radiotherapy improved survival of poor prognostic squamous cell carcinoma esophagus.

  title={Postoperative radiotherapy improved survival of poor prognostic squamous cell carcinoma esophagus.},
  author={Junqiang Chen and Ji Zhu and Jianji Pan and Kunshou Zhu and Xiong-wei Zheng and Mingqiang Chen and Jiezhong Wang and Zhongxing Liao},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={90 2},
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was identify prognostic factors and to investigate the association between postoperative radiotherapy and overall survival of thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma patients. METHODS From January 1993 to March 2007, 1,715 patients underwent extended esophagectomy with three-field lymph node dissection with or without postoperative radiotherapy and were eligible for analysis. Patients were grouped to surgery only (n = 1,277) and surgery plus… CONTINUE READING


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