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High-Dose-Rate Intraluminal Brachytherapy for Advanced Esophageal Cancer: Analysis of Long Survivors

  • Midori Taniguchi
  • Yoshio Hishikawa
  • Koichi Kurisu
  • Norihiko Kamikonya
  • Takashi Miura
Conference paper

Summary

Between May 1980 and June 1987, 100 patients with thoracic esophageal cancer were treated with high-dose-rate intraluminal brachytherapy (HDRIBT) following external radiotherapy (ERT). The standard treatment protocol was 60 Gy/6 weeks of ERT and 12Gy/l week of HDRIBT. Follow-up time was 3–9 years (median 5 years). The 100 patients were classified into two groups according to 3-year survival after the initiation of radiotherapy. Fourteen patients survived for 3 or more years; the other 86 patients died within 3 years. The data of all patients were examined, and the following factors correlated with 3-year survival: Female sex, shorter tumor length, superficial or tumorous-type x-ray appearance before treatment, earlier stage, and better local response to treatment. In 3-year survivors, intercurrent disease was the main cause of death, while uncontrolled cancer was the main cause in the patients who died within 3 years.

Keywords

Esophageal Cancer Esophageal Carcinoma Limited Disease Tumor Length Standard Treatment Protocol 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Midori Taniguchi
  • Yoshio Hishikawa
  • Koichi Kurisu
  • Norihiko Kamikonya
  • Takashi Miura
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  1. 1.Department of RadiologyHyogo College of MedicineNishinomiya, Hyogo, 663Japan

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