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J Korean Cancer Assoc > Volume 26(3); 1994 > Article
Journal of the Korean Cancer Association 1994;26(3): 377-385.
췌장침범등 국소진행을 보이는 위암환자에서 유도약물요법의 효과
이경희, 최진혁, 라선영, 이혜란, 유내춘, 임호영, 정현철, 김주항, 노재경, 김병수
Induction Chemotherapy and Surgery in Locally Advanced Stomach Cancer Showing Pancreas Involvement
Kyung Hee Lee, Jin Hyuk Choi, Sun Young Rha, Hye Ran Lee, Nae Chun Yoo, Ho Yeong Lim, Hyun Cheol Chung, Joo Hang Kim, Jae Kyung Roh, Byung Soo Kim
Gastric cancer is the most common malignancy in Korea. Cure for patients with gastric carcinoma can be achieved only by radical surgery. From August 1988 to May 1992, 25 patients with locally advanced unresectable gastric cancer received 5-FU(Fiuorouracil) + adriamydn + mitomycin-c or 5-FU + cisplatin based induction chemotherapy before surgem. The partial response rate after me- dian 3 cycles of induction cemotherapy was 52%, stable disease 12%, progressive disease 36%. Gastric resection was performed in 18 patients(72%); 13 patients(52%) underwent radical surgery and 5 patients(20%) underwent palliative surgery. Median survival of the patients who underwent cura- tive and palliative surgery was 24. 2 and 27 months, respectively. However, median survival of the patient who didnt undergo any surgery was only 6.5 months. The difference of median survival between curative surgery and none surgery group were significant statistically(P<0.03). Side effects of induction chemotherapy were acceptable and there were no life threatening toxicities In this study, half of the patients can undergo curative surgery after induction chemotherapy. We observe the long term survival in some patients after induction chemotherapy and surgery in loco-regionally advanced gsstric cancer. This therapeutic approch for the locally advanced stomach cancer seems to be feasible. But, prospective tandomized clinical trial is warranted in the future.
Key words: Stomach cancer, Locally advanced, Induction chemotherapy
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