Two cases of stage IV gastric cancer responding to chemotherapy and leading to pathological complete response

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Abstract

Case 1: A 76-year-old man presented with advanced gastric cancer in the esophagogastric junction with para-aortic lymph node metastasis (HER2 positive CT4N1M1 [LYM], cStage IV). After 3 courses of chemotherapy consisting of S-1+docetaxel + trastuzumab were completed, we performed surgery. No cancer cells were revealed during histopathological examination, indicating pathological complete response (pCR). At present, 12 months after treatment, the patient is well, with no signs of recurrence. Case 2: A 74-year-old man presented with advanced gastric cancer with peritoneal metastasis (cT4b [Panc] N1M1 [P], cStage IV). After 2 courses of chemotherapy consisting of S-1+CDDP were completed, we performed surgery. Histopathological examination revealed no cancer cells, indicating pCR. At present, 13 months after treatment, the patient is incident-free, with no signs of recurrence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2308-2310
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Cancer and Chemotherapy
Volume41
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014

Keywords

  • Gastric cancer
  • Neoadjuvant chemotherapy
  • Pathological complete response

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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