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Adjuvant radiotherapy and radiochemotherapy in the management of esophageal cancer: a review of the literature.

Authors
  • Carcaterrra, Maurizio
  • Osti, Martia Falchetto
  • De Sanctis, Vitaliana
  • Caruso, Cristina
  • Berardi, Francesca
  • Enrici, Riccardo Maurizi
Type
Published Article
Journal
Rays
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2005
Volume
30
Issue
4
Pages
319–322
Identifiers
PMID: 16792007
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Surgical resection remains the mainstay treatment for esophageal cancer and the failure of surgery alone is attributed to the systemic nature of the disease at the time of presentation. In an effort to improve local control of the disease that should correspond to a benefit in survival, postoperative adjuvant schemes of treatment have been explored. Current standard treatment, and future implications in light of the new knowledge are analyzed, based on the present literature. The possibility of different treatments in relation to different histology findings, is stressed.

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