Early Metabolic Response in Locally Advanced Esophageal Cancer Undergoing Induction Chemoradiotherapy
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Early metabolic response evaluation may predict clinical and histopathological response after neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Its value in neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) is unknown. Our aim was to assess the value of early metabolic response after one cycle of chemotherapy using 18-FDG-PET-CT to predict pathological response and outcome in cT2-4 N0/+ esophageal cancer treated by neoadjuvant CRT and esophagectomy.
early metabolic response to predict pathological response and outcome
assess the value of early metabolic response with 18-FDG-PET-CT (i.e. a decrease of ≥ 35% of SUVmean) after a single cycle of chemotherapy followed by neoadjuvant CRT and esophagectomy as a tool to predict pathological response and outcome in patients with cT2-4N0/+ carcinoma of the esophagus and GE-junction (GEJ).
Secondary Outcome Measures
to study correlations between early metabolic response, late metabolic response, histopathological response and outcome.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
locally advanced esophageal cancer (cT2-4 N0/+) of the esophagus (n=42) and GEJ (n=13)
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Squamous Cell
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action