A 68-year-old man was introduced to our hospital with right lower abdominal pain. Endoscopic examination and abdominal CT revealed gastric cancer with liver metastasis. We started chemotherapy using S-1 (120 mg/body/day), orally administered for 2 weeks followed by a 2-week rest period, and docetaxel (35 mg/m2), administered intravenously on day 1 and 15 as 1 course. After 4 courses of chemotherapy, the liver tumor reduced markedly and no new cancerous region was found by examination; therefore total gastrectomy and partial hepatectomy were performed. Histological examination showed an undifferentiated adenocarcinoma remaining as Grade 1b in the resected stomach. A resected specimen of the liver showed necrotic tissue without any cancer cells. This case suggests that S-1/docetaxel chemotherapy may reduce the stage of unresectable liver metastasis from gastric cancer and make a curative operation possible.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Cancer and Chemotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2013|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cancer Research