Adjuvant Treatment of Cancer of the Esophagus or Cardia Before Resection With Curative Intent. Comparative Study Between Chemotherapy and Radiochemotherapy
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
To evaluate whether radiochemotherapy gives higher complete histological response (pCR) after resection than chemotherapy alone in patients with resectable carcinoma of the esophagus and cardia.
Therapy followed in 14-16 weeks before surgery. After surgery the patients will be followed until 60 weeks after completed therapy.
Lars Lundell, Professor
Karolinska University Hospital, Gastrocentrum
Sweden: Medical Products Agency