A Trial to Compare Preoperative Chemoradiation and Surgery Versus Surgery Alone in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Oesophagus

2014-07-23 21:08:40 | BioPortfolio


Carcinoma of the esophagus is the among the most common cancers in Indian population. While adenocarcinoma is more common in western countries, in India squamous cell carcinoma is the more frequent form. Surgery is the standard treatment in resectable lesions, but survival is poor. Adjuvant and neoadjuvant treatment therapy is used with an aim to improve the results. Though few randomized trials have addressed the issue of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy, the methodology was inhomogeneous and the populations studied were different. The investigators will be conducting a randomized controlled trial in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus. Preoperative chemoradiation followed by surgery will be compared with surgery alone.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Esophageal Neoplasms


Esophagectomy, Neoadjuvant chemoradiation followed by surgery


All India Institute of Medical Sciences
New Delhi




All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:08:40-0400

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