ABSTRACT: We report a case of complete remission after treatment with tegafur-uracil (UFT)/Leucovorin (LV) therapy for pulumonary metastasis of rectal cancer. A 56-year-old male was admitted to our hospital with a diagnosis of rectal cancer (Ra, type2). Chest CT on admission demonstrated bilateral lung metastases (rt S2 and lt S4). After anterior resection of the primary tumor, oral UFT/LV was administered (UFT 400 mg/LV 75 mg, 4-week administration and 1-week no-administration period) on an outpatient basis. After 2 courses, chest CT revealed reduction of both metastases, and complete resection of the metastases by video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) was planned. Pathological findings of a specimen revealed no residual cancer cells, indicating a complete response to UFT/LV therapy. After these treatments, combined therapy of UFT/LV was continued for 3 months, and the single administration of UFT was continued for 1 year. The patient experienced no adverse reactions, and has had no recurrent disease in 4 years. Oral UFT/LV therapy is considered to be a promising regimen for patients with resectable metastatic lesion from a standpoint of clinical efficacy and safety.
Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 06/2012; 39(6):997-9.