A Case of Multiple Liver Metastasis from Gastric Cancer Successfully Treated with CPT-11 as Third-Line Chemotherapy

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A 63-year-old man underwent proximal gastrectomy for early gastric cancer(pT1bN0M0, pStage I A). Twenty months after surgery, abdominal CT scans revealed multiple liver metastases. S-1 plus CDDP therapy was administered as first-line chemotherapy. After treatment, CT scans revealed tumor progression and nab-PTX was administrated. This treatment was ineffective; therefore, CPT-11 was administrated as third-line chemotherapy. Treatment with CPT-11 resulted in marked tumor reduction and improved the QOL of the patient; partial response was maintained for 8 months. After 17 courses of CPT-11 treatment, tumor regrowth was detected, and the patient was treated with S-1 plus oxaliplatin, DTX, and ramucirumab. Subsequently, the patient died of cancer 31 months after tumor recurrence. CPT-11 is potentially a key drug for the prevention of liver metastasis of gastric cancer, and using all active agents in patients with advanced gastric cancer over several lines of therapy could prolong survival.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2219-2221
Number of pages3
JournalGan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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