Reichle, A. and Bolder, U. and Bataille, F. and Messmann, H. and Wagner, H. and Zaiss, M. and Wild, P. and Hofstädter, F. and Andreesen, Reinhard and Jauch, K.-W. (2003) A multimodal treatment approach including high-dose chemotherapy in very advanced gastric cancer: evidence for control of metastatic disease. Bone marrow transplantation 32 (7), pp. 665-71.
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The present multimodal treatment approach was designed to achieve prolonged tumor control in advanced gastric cancer. A total of 26 patients with stage IV gastric cancer (metastatic disease n=25), ECOG performance status 0-3 and laparoscopically evaluated peritoneal status received a modified EAP schedule to prove chemosensitivity and to mobilize autologous peripheral blood stem cells (aPBSC). Patients without progressive disease proceeded to tandem high-dose chemotherapy (HD-CT) and aPBSCT. Patients with >50% reduction of the target lesion received a second cycle of HD-CT. Responders were selected for local R0 resections (D2 resection) according clinical criteria. Of 26 patients, 20(77%) achieved partial remission after dose-intensive chemotherapy: local R0 resection was achieved in 12 out of 14 patients selected for surgery (46% of all patients). Eight of these R0-resected patients initially had peritoneal carcinomatosis. With a median follow-up of 3.2 years, four patients are still alive. The median overall survival was 8.4 months (CI 2.5-14.4 months), for histologic regression grade 3 (seven out of 25 patients, 28%) 29 months (CI 12-46 months). The combined treatment approach is tolerable and feasible in advanced disease and opens a therapeutic window for a significant proportion of patients, even in cases with histologically proven peritoneal carcinomatosis.
|Institutions:||Medicine > Abteilung für Hämatologie und Internistische Onkologie|
|Subjects:||600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine|
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Yes|
|Deposited On:||20 Apr 2010 05:46|
|Last Modified:||20 Apr 2010 05:46|