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Radiotherapy and Chemoradiotherapy

  • Xingchu Ni
  • Kun (Kim) Huang
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Abstract

Neoadjuvant radiation therapy or chemoradiotherapy followed by surgery has the potential to improve patient survival by reducing the risk of locoregional and distant metastasis of gastric cardiac cancer in both thoracic and abdominal organs. Because of the limited case number in prior clinical trials on the efficacy of radiation or chemoradiotherapy for gastric cardiac cancer, multicenter studies with large case numbers are urgently needed to establish an optimal therapy protocol for this cancer.

Keywords

Gastric cancer Stomach Cancer Gastric cardia Radiation therapy Chemoradiotherapy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiotherapyAffiliated Changzhou No 2 People’s Hospital, Nanjing Medical UniversityChangzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyHarvard Medical School, Boston University School of Medicine, VA Boston Healthcare SystemJamaica PlainUSA

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