There have been few effective chemotherapeutic regimens for scirrhous type gastric cancer. Recently, the usefulness of combined cancer agent chemotherapy based on the concept of biochemical modulation has been reported. For example sequential MTX and 5-FU therapy, low-dose CDDP plus 5-FU, and the like. In this paper, we report the usefulness of low-dose CDDP plus 5-FU therapy in combination with pirarubicin (THP) for inoperable scirrhous type gastric cancer. A 32-year-old man who was suffering from scirrhous type gastric cancer with pyloric stenosis was treated with this regimen. Eight weeks after the start of therapy, his gastric capacity and lumen diameter had clearly increased, and he was taking ordinary meals. Ascites had also completely disappeared. CR has now been continued about 7 months. This regimen is considered to be promising for scirrhous type gastric cancers with a poor prognosis.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research