Salvage photodynamic therapy for local failure after chemoradiotherapy for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.

@article{Hatogai2016SalvagePT,
  title={Salvage photodynamic therapy for local failure after chemoradiotherapy for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.},
  author={Ken Hatogai and Tomonori Yano and Takashi Kojima and Masakatsu Onozawa and Hiroyuki Daiko and Shogo Nomura and Yusuke Yoda and Toshihiko Doi and Kazuhiro Kaneko and Atsushi Ohtsu},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2016},
  volume={83 6},
  pages={1130-1139.e3}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a less-invasive salvage treatment option for local failure at the primary site after chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. The objective of this study was to clarify the long-term outcomes and prognostic factors of salvage PDT. METHODS One hundred thirteen consecutive patients treated in our institution with PDT for local failure limited to within T2 without any metastases after definitive CRT performed between 1998… CONTINUE READING
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