Outcome of weekly carboplatin-paclitaxel-based definitive chemoradiation in oesophageal cancer in patients not considered to be suitable for platinum-fluoropyrimidine-based treatment: a multicentre, retrospective review
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Although cisplatin-fluoropyrimidine-based definitive chemoradiotherapy (dCRT) is a standard of care for oesophageal cancer, toxicity is significant and limits its use in elderly and frail patients. Weekly carboplatin-paclitaxel-based dCRT provides a viable alternative, although prospective data are lacking in the dCRT setting. Here we report the results of a national, multicentre retrospective review of outcome in patients treated with weekly carboplatin-paclitaxel-based dCRT.