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Multimodality Therapy of Esophageal Cancer*

Cameron D. Wright, MD
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*From General Thoracic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.

Correspondence to: Cameron D. Wright, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, General Thoracic Surgery, Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114; e-mail: wright.cameron@mgh.harvard.edu



Chest. 1999;116(suppl_3):461S-462S. doi:10.1378/chest.116.suppl_3.461S
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Multimodality therapy of esophageal cancer has been evaluated in several clinical trials, with positive results in terms of improved survival compared with single-modality therapy. A case report is presented describing the use of paclitaxel in a multimodality regimen for a patient with a bulky esophageal tumor. In addition, results are described of a clinical trial in which patients received a paclitaxel-based regimen as part of multimodality therapy for esophageal cancer.


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