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The purpose of this research study is to find out the effectiveness of the experimental combination of Docetaxel, Cisplatin, and radiation therapy administered prior to the surgical removal of your esophageal cancer.
This study seeks to determine the safety and efficacy (the latter based on pathologic response rate, three- and five-year survival rates) of a three-phase multi-modality approach to adenocarcinomas of the esophagus or gastroesophageal junction. This study also aims retrospectively to determine if a specific tumor gene array profile would predict for pathologic complete response. Study schema is as follows. Patients are first staged, next they receive induction Docetaxel and Cisplatin on days 1 and 22, patients are then restaged, next they will undergo radiation therapy combined with Cisplatin and Docetaxel for approximately days 42 thorough 84, patients are again restaged, and finally surgery at approximately days 100 to 150.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
docetaxel, cisplatin, radiation, surgery
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:49:09-0400
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A radiological stereotactic technique developed for cutting or destroying tissue by high doses of radiation in place of surgical incisions. It was originally developed for neurosurgery on structures in the brain and its use gradually spread to radiation surgery on extracranial structures as well. The usual rigid needles or probes of stereotactic surgery are replaced with beams of ionizing radiation directed toward a target so as to achieve local tissue destruction.
An inorganic and water-soluble platinum complex. After undergoing hydrolysis, it reacts with DNA to produce both intra and interstrand crosslinks. These crosslinks appear to impair replication and transcription of DNA. The cytotoxicity of cisplatin correlates with cellular arrest in the G2 phase of the cell cycle.
A followup operation to examine the outcome of the previous surgery and other treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
A pathological condition characterized by the presence of a number of ESOPHAGEAL DIVERTICULA in the ESOPHAGUS.
Surgical incision of the lower esophageal sphincter near the CARDIA often used to treat ESOPHAGEAL ACHALASIA.
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