Trimodality Versus Bimodality Therapy in Patients With Locally Advanced Esophageal Carcinoma: Commentary on the American Society of Clinical Oncology Practice Guidelines. Practical radiation oncology Vitzthum, L. K., Hui, C., Pollom, E. L., Chang, D. T. 2021


In the recent guideline statement from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, experts reviewed relevant literature and provided treatment recommendations for multimodality treatment approaches. The guidelines recommend either preoperative concurrent neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) or perioperative chemotherapy for locally advanced adenocarcinoma and either preoperative CRT followed by esophagectomy or definitive CRT for squamous cell carcinoma. Whether radiation can be omitted in patients with adenocarcinoma or whether surgery can be omitted in patients with squamous cell carcinoma is a subject of ongoing debate and clinical trials.

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