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Investigator will assign 53 patients who had been histologically proven localized squamous cell carcinoma of esophagus to receive the induction chemotherapy regimen of ND-420 50 mg/m2 on day 1, cisplatin 70 mg/m2 on day1, plus fluorouracil 700 mg/m2 daily, day1 to day4, every 3 weeks for 2 cycles and then followed by surgical resection. The successful rate of complete treatment per protocol and complete resection will be the primary variant to evaluate in our study.
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Localized Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Esophagus
ND-420, Surgery, Cisplatin, fluorouracil
Taipei Veterans General Hospital
Nang Kuang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T22:00:46-0400
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