[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: A 71-year-old man suffering from epigastric discomfort and dizziness was admitted to our hospital and diagnosed with advanced gastric cancer with bulky lymph node metastases and liver metastasis. We thought a complete resection would be difficult, so he was treated with neo-adjuvant immunochemotherapy in combination with S-1 80 mg/m2 (2 weeks administration and 2-week rest), paclitaxel (PTX) 50 mg/m2 (day 1, 8, 15) and Lentinan (LNT) 2 mg/body (day 1, 8, 15). After 5 courses of this treatment, swollen lymph nodes decreased in size and the metastatic liver tumor disappeared. Total gastrectomy with lymph node dissection was performed. The histological diagnosis was pT2 pN0, Stage I B. Histological effects of primary tumor and lymphnodes were judged to be grade 2 and grade 3, respectively. We considered that the combination of S-1, PTX and LNT can be effective and safe for advanced gastric cancer.
Article · Jul 2010 · Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy