Dosimetric predictors for postoperative pulmonary complications in esophageal cancer following neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and surgery.

Affiliation

Department of Radiation Oncology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

In locally advanced esophageal cancer, the optimal dose constraints for neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NACRT) have yet to be established. This study is carried out to identify the most reliable dosimetric predictors for pulmonary complications following NACRT and surgery for esophageal cancer.

Keywords

Esophageal cancer,Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy,Postoperative complication,Pulmonary complication,