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Combined Modality Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy in the Non-surgical Management of Localized Carcinoma of the Esophagus

Version: 2 ID: 2-12 Oct 2013
Type of Content: Guidelines & Advice, Clinical
Document Status: Education and Information
Authors:
Gastrointestinal Cancer Disease Site Group

Patient Population

Adult patients with localized (T1-3, small volume N1, M0) carcinoma of the esophagus and good performance status who are considering a non-surgical approach and for whom combined radiotherapy and chemotherapy can be tolerated in the judgment of the treating oncologist.

Research Question(s)

Does combined modality radiotherapy and chemotherapy improve survival compared with radiotherapy alone in patients with localized carcinoma of the esophagus for whom a non-surgical approach is used?

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