Advanced gastric cancer responding to concurrent chemoradiotherapy consisting of CPT-11 and 5-FU; a case report

T. Tachikake, K. Kashiwado, K. Matsuura, K. Shintaku, H. Toda, M. Mori, M. Fujiwara, T. Ikegami

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Abstract

The patient was a 64-year-old man with unresectable advanced gastric cancer. Firstly, gastrojejunostomy was performed, and concurrent chemoradiotherapy consisting of CPT-11 and 5-FU was performed. Gastrointestinal fiberscopy and abdominal CT scan revealed a clinical complete response in the primary tumor after chemoradiotherapy. Therefore, distal gastrectomy was performed. Histological examination of the resected specimen revealed complete disappearance of cancer cells in primary tumor, and there were only a few viable cancer cells in the No.6 LN. Chemoradiotherapy for patients with unresectable advanced gastric cancer seemed to be tolerable and effective. Chemoradiotherapy is worth trying as one treatment method for these patients in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-333
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Radiology
Volume47
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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