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Radical Radiotherapy for Inoperable Locally Advanced Esophageal Carcinoma: A Retrospective Analysis of the Treatment Results over 21-Years Experience

  • Tomohiko Okawa
  • Makiko Tanaka
  • Midori Kita-Okawa
  • Yuko Kaneyasu
  • Kumiko Karasawa
  • Ichiro Maruyama
  • Kasumi Yoshikawa
Conference paper

Abstract

Patients with inoperable advanced esophageal carcinoma are treated with radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy. In general, the 5-year survival rate is about 10% or lower for the patients curatively irradiated. This poor result is caused by the low local control rate and the high incidence of regional recurrence and distant metastasis. In contrast, in the cases of early esophageal cancer, favorable results of radical radiotherapy have been obtained which are comparable to surgery. Radiotherapy has been used for the local treatment of advanced or medically inoperable esophageal cancer for a long time.

Keywords

Esophageal Cancer Esophageal Carcinoma Thoracic Esophagus Tumor Length Abdominal Esophagus 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomohiko Okawa
  • Makiko Tanaka
  • Midori Kita-Okawa
  • Yuko Kaneyasu
  • Kumiko Karasawa
  • Ichiro Maruyama
  • Kasumi Yoshikawa
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  1. 1.Department of RadiologyTokyo Women’s Medical CollegeShinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162Japan

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