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Title: Recent advances in the nonsurgical treatment of upper gastrointestinal tract tumors.
Authors: Thomas, AL
Steward, WP
First Published: Aug-2001
Citation: EXPERT REV ANTICANCER THER, 2001, 1 (2), pp. 258-268
Abstract: Cancers of the esophagus, stomach and pancreas constitute a major cause of cancer death worldwide. Despite improvements in both surgical techniques and chemotherapy regimens these tumors remain a great therapeutic challenge and most patients still die of their disease, even after apparent 'curative resection'. There is a clear need for more effective treatments, particularly for patients with advanced disease, since this is the most common presenting stage. In this review we will discuss the clinical strategies in use and identify the best current treatment options based on randomized clinical trial data. Novel strategies under investigation are discussed and speculation made as to which will be standard treatments of the future.
DOI Link: 10.1586/14737140.1.2.258
ISSN: 1473-7140
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine

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