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Portland, Oregon 97213


This prospective study was designed to assess the outcomes (survival and failure patterns) of therapy for localized esophageal cancer with conventional dose radiation (RT; 50.4 Gy) with concurrent continuous infusion 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and weekly carboplatin/paclitaxel. Patients with less than complete response (CR) or partial response (PR) received dose escalation of radiation to 59.4 Gy with the same chemotherapy.

Study summary:

we prospectively enrolled patients with T1–4, N0–1, M0–1a esophageal carcinoma to receive paclitaxel 45 mg/m2 IV over 1 hour and carboplatin AUC 2 IV over 30 minutes on days 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and 36. 5-FU 225mg/m2 was delivered as a continuous infusion on days 1–38. RT was given 1.8Gy 5 days/wk for 5.5 wks (50.4Gy in 28 fx). After 6–8 weeks, patients underwent repeat staging with computed tomography (CT) scan, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), and biopsy. Patients with a positive biopsy, or less than PR by CT and EUS, received a boost of 9 Gy with the same concurrent chemotherapy. Patients were followed every 4 months with CT/EUS first year, every 6 months thereafter.


Inclusion Criteria: - T1–4, N0–1, M0–1a esophageal carcinoma Exclusion Criteria: - distant metastases



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Steven K Seung, MDPhD
The Oregon Clinic

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Location Contact:

Portland, Oregon 97213
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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