The transition of therapy for recurrent esophageal cancer by PET-CT

Yasuhiro Shirakawa, Shunsuke Tanabe, Yasuhiro Fujiwara, Kazuhiro Noma, Kazufumi Sakurama, Munenori Takaoka, Tomoki Yamatsuji, Minoru Haisa, Yoshio Naomoto

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Abstract

In our institute, we introduced PET-CT examination as the preoperative and postoperative screening for esophageal cancer patients in April 2006. During two years before the introduction of PET-CT examination, we performed an intensive local control therapy (operation, RFA, definitive chemoradiotherapy) to 13 cases with single region recurrence (including 5 cases of cervical lymph nodes recurrence, 5 of local recurrence, 3 of distant metastatic recurrence). On the other hand, we performed an intensive local control therapy to 21 cases (including 4 cases of cervical lymph nodes recurrence, 10 of local recurrence, and 7 of distant metastatic recurrence) during two years after the introduction of PET-CT examination. In any pattern, there was a tendency of improvement in the prognosis of recurrent esophageal cancer patients. These results raised the possibility that PET-CT examination was useful for an early detection of the recurrent lesions in postoperative follow-up for esophageal cancer patients. And there might be a chance of curability in patients with single region recurrence by the early detection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2465-2467
Number of pages3
JournalGan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
Volume36
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009

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Esophageal Neoplasms
Recurrence
Therapeutics
Lymph Nodes
Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography
Chemoradiotherapy

Keywords

  • Local therapy
  • PET-CT
  • Recurrent esophageal cancer

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  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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The transition of therapy for recurrent esophageal cancer by PET-CT. / Shirakawa, Yasuhiro; Tanabe, Shunsuke; Fujiwara, Yasuhiro; Noma, Kazuhiro; Sakurama, Kazufumi; Takaoka, Munenori; Yamatsuji, Tomoki; Haisa, Minoru; Naomoto, Yoshio.

In: Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy, Vol. 36, No. 12, 11.2009, p. 2465-2467.

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Shirakawa, Y, Tanabe, S, Fujiwara, Y, Noma, K, Sakurama, K, Takaoka, M, Yamatsuji, T, Haisa, M & Naomoto, Y 2009, 'The transition of therapy for recurrent esophageal cancer by PET-CT', Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy, vol. 36, no. 12, pp. 2465-2467.
Shirakawa, Yasuhiro ; Tanabe, Shunsuke ; Fujiwara, Yasuhiro ; Noma, Kazuhiro ; Sakurama, Kazufumi ; Takaoka, Munenori ; Yamatsuji, Tomoki ; Haisa, Minoru ; Naomoto, Yoshio. / The transition of therapy for recurrent esophageal cancer by PET-CT. In: Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy. 2009 ; Vol. 36, No. 12. pp. 2465-2467.
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