CCRT With Twice Weekly Paclitaxel and Cisplatin Followed by Surgery for Locally Advanced Esophageal Cancer
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CCRT with twice weekly paclitaxel and cisplatin in patient with locally advanced esophageal cancer.
Condition or disease
Drug: Paclitaxel, Cisplatin,Surgery, CCRT
The purpose of this study is to find out the clinical and pathological response rates of pre-operative concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) with twice weekly paclitaxel and cisplatin in patient with locally advanced esophageal cancer.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Pathologically proven SCC or adenocarcinoma of esophagus .
Locally advanced esophageal cancer , defined as T3 and/or N1 disease.( AJCC 1998)
M1a disease defined ( AJCC 1998) , including celiac lymph node for lower thoracic esophageal cancer and cervical lymph node involvement for upper thoracic esophageal cancer .
Age ≧ 18 ys
KPS ≧ 60%
Hemogram : WBC ≧ 4000/mm3 or ANC ≧ 2000 /mm3 and Platelet ≧ 100,000/mm3 . Biochemistry : GOT/GPT ≦ 3.5 times , Cr ≦ 1.5 mg/dl and Bilirubin ≦ 2.0 mg/dl .