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Patterns of Care and Outcomes of Elderly Esophageal Cancer Patients Not Meeting Age-based Criteria of the CROSS Trial.

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Summary of "Patterns of Care and Outcomes of Elderly Esophageal Cancer Patients Not Meeting Age-based Criteria of the CROSS Trial."

The CROSS trial established neoadjuvant chemoradiation followed by surgery (nCRT-S) as superior to surgery alone (S) for locally advanced esophageal cancer (EC). However, because patients above 75 years of age were excluded, this comparison cannot be extrapolated to older patients. This study of a large, contemporary national database evaluated practice patterns in elderly patients ineligible for CROSS, and analyzed overall survival (OS) between nCRT+S, S, and definitive CRT (dCRT).

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Name: American journal of clinical oncology
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