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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 267-271

Concurrent involved-field radiotherapy and XELOX in gastric cancer patients with postoperative oligometastatic recurrence

1 Department of Radiation Oncology, Qianfoshan Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University, Jinan, China
2 Department of Immunization Program, Shizhong Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Jinan, China
3 Department of Graduate, Division of Oncology, Weifang Medical College, Weifang, China

Correspondence Address:
Jiandong Zhang
Department of Radiation Oncology, Qianfoshan Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University, 16766 Jingshi Road, Jinan, Shandong 250014
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.151487

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Purpose: The aim of this study was to retrospectively observe gastric adenocarcinoma patients with postoperative oligometastatic recurrence and investigated the effects of concurrent involved-field radiotherapy (RT) and XELOX on progression-free survival (PFS). Patients and Methods: From 2008 to 2011, 246 patients underwent curative resection of gastric carcinoma was enrolled. A retrospective review was performed on 34 patients with distant recurrence. Among them, 19 patients were oligometastases patients, where 13 patients received involved-field RT with a dose of 40-60 Gy by an intensity-modulated RT technique and concurrent XELOX chemotherapy, four patients were treated with XELOX chemotherapy alone (oxaliplatin 130 mg/m 2 , capecitabine 1000 mg/m 2 , twice daily, 3 week each cycle), and two patients with only brain metastasis were not included in the analysis. Results: The median PFS was 11 months in the 13 oligometastatic patients who received concurrent involved-field RT and XELOX. The oligometastatic patients receiving concurrent radiochemotherapy trended toward a better median PFS when compared with those receiving chemotherapy alone. Conclusions: For patients with postoperative oligometastatic recurrence, concurrent involved-field RT and XELOX showed better responses and was a choice for first-line treatment.

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