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Treatment protocols for esophagogastric cancer

Authors
Tim Brenner, PharmD, BCOP
Shrina Duggal, PharmD, BCOP
Jim Natale, PharmD, BCOP
Scott M Wirth, PharmD, BCOP
Section Editor
John W Mucenski, PharmD
Deputy Editor
Diane MF Savarese, MD

INTRODUCTION

The following material represents a subset of chemotherapy regimens that are used for the treatment of patients with esophageal and gastric cancer, both in the adjuvant/neoadjuvant setting and for advanced disease. This is not an exhaustive list; it includes regimens that are considered by the authors and editors to be commonly used and important for the care of patients with esophagogastric cancer. Additional regimens may be added over time, particularly as treatment for esophagogastric cancer evolves.

This topic review is intended to provide only a listing of chemotherapy regimens. It does not address the appropriate context for use of these regimens in the care of patients with esophagogastric cancer. Clinicians should refer to the individual disease-oriented topic reviews that discuss the use of these protocols in appropriate clinical situations:

(See "Radiation therapy, chemoradiotherapy, neoadjuvant approaches, and postoperative adjuvant therapy for localized cancers of the esophagus".)

(See "Adjuvant and neoadjuvant treatment of gastric cancer".)

(See "Systemic therapy for locally advanced unresectable and metastatic esophageal and gastric cancer".)

                  

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Literature review current through: Nov 2016. | This topic last updated: Mon Sep 19 00:00:00 GMT+00:00 2016.
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