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Article: [A case report of advanced cardiac cancer showing a complete response to TS-1 as neoadjuvant chemotherapy].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: A 69-year-old female had complaints of vomiting, appetite loss and feeling of pharyngeal obstruction. She was diagnosed with a 3'-shaped advanced cardiac cancer with esophageal invasion. A biopsy revealed poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma. The tumor was T3 (SE) N2, Stage IIIB indicating a poor prognosis. After informed consent, TS-1 was administrated as preoperative chemotherapy. Chemotherapy with TS-1 was very effective, and the tumor noticeably decreased. Next, total gastrectomy was performed. Histopathological findings revealed that the primary tumor and lymph node had become scarred and fibrous, indicating a complete response (Grade 3). In the future, TS-1 can be expected to display efficacy in neoadjuvant chemotherapy for patients with advanced gastric cancer who have poor prognoses.Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 05/2004; 31(4):579-83.
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ABSTRACT: We report two patients with Type 4 gastric cancers having multiple lymph node metastasis and carcinomatosa which responded well to TS-1. After administration of TS-1 orally for two courses, both patients showed improved extension of the gastric wall and almost complete reduction of metastatic lymph nodes. In case 2, colonic stenosis due to peritonum carcinomatosa disappeared after chemotherapy with TS-1. Total gastrectomy was performed in both patients in accordance with their wishes. It was confirmed histopathologically that TS-1 was effective against the primary sites and lymph node metastasis. Both patients are well without recurrence and continue taking TS-1.Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 09/2002; 29(8):1455-9.