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Table 5 Randomized controlled trials of adjuvant chemotherapy versus surgery alone for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma

From: Neoadjuvant versus adjuvant treatment: which one is better for resectable esophageal squamous cell carcinoma?

Study Histology SCC (%) Treatment n MS (months) 5-year OS (%) P value
Pouliquen and colleagues [46] SCC 100 CF 52 13   NS
    Surgery 68 14   
Ando and colleagues [47] SCC 100 CV 100   45 NS
    Surgery 105   48  
Ando and colleagues [25] SCC 100 CF 120   61 NS
    Surgery 122   52  
  1. CF cisplatin + fluorouracil, CV cisplatin + vindesine, MS median survival, NS not significant, OS overall survival, SCC squamous cell carcinoma.