Neoadjuvant Versus Adjuvant Therapy in Treating Resectable Thoracic Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Esophageal Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
Esophageal cancer, Resectable, Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy, Adjuvant chemoradiotherapy
Study Type
Study Phase
Phase 2
Study Design
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Name: Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy Type: Other
Name: Adjuvant chemoradiotherapy Type: Other
Overall Status
This is a prospective Randomized Phase Ⅱ Trial Comparing Preoperative Chemoradiotherapy (Paclitaxel and carboplatin) Followed by Surgery to Surgery Followed by Postoperative Chemoradiotherapy (Paclitaxel and carboplatin) for Esophageal Cancer.
Detailed Description
Patient Population:

Thoracic esophageal cancer able to tolerate tri-modality therapy; Clinical stage T3-4, N0-1, M0


Patients are randomized to 2 arms:

Arm A:

Paclitaxel/carboplatin and concurrent radiation (50.4Gy/28f) followed by surgery, consolidate paclitaxel/carboplatin 2 cycles.

Arm B:

Surgery followed by paclitaxel/carboplatin and concurrent radiation (50.4Gy/28f), consolidate paclitaxel/carboplatin 2 cycles.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: 65 Years
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Histologically documented squamous cell carcinoma or adenocarcinoma of the thoracic esophagus (> 20cm from the incisors) or gastroesophageal junction are included.

- No distant metastases (M0).

- Patients will be stratified by stage (clinical N0 versus clinical N1).

- Patients with tumours within 3 cm distal spread into gastric cardia as detected by esophagogastroscopy.

- Resectable mediastinal nodes are eligible.

- No prior chemotherapy for this malignancy.

- No prior radiotherapy that would overlap the field(s) treated in this study.

- Patients with other malignancies are eligible only if > 5 years without evidence of disease or completely resected or treated non-melanoma skin cancer.

- Age > 18 years and able to tolerate tri-modality therapy at the discretion of the treating thoracic surgeon, medical and radiation oncologists. Tumours must be resectable after assessment by the thoracic surgeon.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Cancers of the cervical esophagus (< 20 cm are excluded).

- Tumours that have > 3 cm of spread into cardia of the stomach are considered gastric cancers and are ineligible.

- Patients with biopsy (by endoscopic ultrasound, laparoscopy, or laparotomy ) proven metastatic supraclavicular nodes are ineligible.

- Patients with biopsy proven metastatic celiac nodes are ineligible.
Zhejiang Cancer Hospital
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Status: Not yet recruiting
Contact: Weimin Mao, MD. - +86-571-88122032 -
Zhejiang Cancer Hospital
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Yaping Xu, MD - +86 0571 88122082 -
Start Date
October 2011
Completion Date
December 2016
Zhejiang Cancer Hospital
Zhejiang Cancer Hospital
Record processing date processed this data on July 28, 2015 page