Abstract Title:

Beta-elemene treatment is associated with improved outcomes of patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.

Abstract Source:

Surg Oncol. 2017 Dec ;26(4):333-337. Epub 2017 Jul 13. PMID: 29113648

Abstract Author(s):

Zhiwei Chang, Ming Gao, Weijie Zhang, Lijie Song, Yongxu Jia, Yanru Qin

Article Affiliation:

Zhiwei Chang


PURPOSE: To investigate the therapeutic effects of concurrent preoperativeβ-elemene treatment in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma who received concurrent chemoradiotherpay followed by surgery.

METHOD: The clinicopathological parameters and outcomes of 102 patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma were studied and compared between patients treated with and withoutβ-elemene.

RESULTS: β-elemene treatment could prolong the overall survival and progression-free survival. The 3-year overall survival rate was also increased by β-elemene treatment. β-elemene treatment was an independent prognostic factor for both overall survival and progression-free survival. Occurrence of toxicities associated with chemoradiotherapy was decreased by β-elemene treatment.

CONCLUSIONS: Findings in this study suggested thatβ-elemene treatment provided survival benefits and reduced chemoradiotherapy-associated toxicities in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.

Study Type : Human Study

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