A Phase III, Multicenter Randomized Controlled Study of Neo-adjuvant Chemoradiotherapy Followed by Surgery Versus Surgery for Locally Advanced Squamous Cell Esophageal Carcinoma
1. Histologic diagnosis of squamous cell thoracic esophageal carcinoma of Stage IIB or
III, which is potentially resectable.
2. Patients must not have received any prior anticancer therapy.
3. More than 6 months of expected survival.
4. Age ranges from 18 to 70 years.
5. Absolute white blood cells count ≥4.0×109/L, neutrophil ≥1.5×109/L, platelets
≥100.0×109/L, hemoglobin ≥90g/L, and normal functions of liver and kidney.
6. Karnofsky performance status more than 90.
7. Signed informed consent document on file.
1. Patients are diagnosed or suspected to be allergic to cisplatin or vinorelbine.
2. Patients with concomitant hemorrhagic disease.
3. Pregnant or breast feeding.
4. Inability to use gastric conduit after esophagectomy because of a prior surgery.
5. Patients with concomitant peripheral neuropathy, whose CTC status is 2 or even more.
6. Have a prior malignancy other than esophageal carcinoma, carcinoma in situ of the
cervix, nonmelanoma skin cancer or cured early stage of prostate cancer.