The value of preoperative radiotherapy in esophageal cancer: Results of a study of the E.O.R.T.C.

@article{Gignoux1987TheVO,
  title={The value of preoperative radiotherapy in esophageal cancer: Results of a study of the E.O.R.T.C.},
  author={Marc Gignoux and Alain Roussel and Bernard Paillot and Michel Gillet and Peter Schlag and J G Favre and Otilia Dalesio M.Sc. and M.B.A. Marc Buyse M.Sc. and Nicole Duez M.Sc.},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={1987},
  volume={11},
  pages={426-432}
}
Attempts to combine radiation therapy and surgery in patients with operable carcinoma of the esophagus began 30 years ago. The first reported surgical series showed a low rate of resectability and a high postoperative mortality. Results of radiation therapy alone were also disappointing in the long run, especially in patients who appeared to be excellent operative risks with small localized tumors. The rationale for a combined approach was that x-ray therapy could bring about a reduction of… CONTINUE READING
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