Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy

[Curative resection of a case of advanced gastric cancer with peritoneal dissemination responding well to combination chemotherapy of docetaxel,cisplatin and S-1].

PMID 24047784


We report a curative resection of a case with advanced gastric cancer responding remarkably well to combination chemotherapy of docetaxel, cisplatin and S-1. The patient was a 71-year-old man with gastric cancer of Borrmann type 3 accompanied with N3. Staging laparoscopy revealed peritoneal dissemination. He was administered docetaxel intravenously at 40mg/ m2 on day 1, cisplatin intravenously at 60 mg/m2 on day 1, and S-1 orally at 80 mg/m2 on days 1 to 14. This treatment was repeated every 28 days as one course. According to gastroscope and CT findings, a significant tumor reduction was obtained after 4 courses. After 6 courses, a CT scan revealed partial response of the lymph node metastasis, and the serum CEA value was normalized. Curative total gastrectomy was performed. The histological effect of the primary lesion was judged to be grade 2. Combination chemotherapy of S-1, cisplatin and docetaxel can be effective and feasible for advanced gastric cancer.