Role of nutrition support during induction chemoradiation therapy in esophageal cancer.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Preoperative chemoradiation therapy (CRT) potentially benefits a subgroup of patients with esophageal cancer. The ability to administer aggressive CRT may depend on the initial nutritional status and the ability to sustain nutrition during therapy. Parenteral nutrition support during CRT may lead to complications that limit its usefulness and… (More)

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