Alpha-fetoprotein expressing metastastic adenocarcinoma of the esophago-gastric junction responding favorably to capecitabine and oxaliplatin

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Abstract

Alpha-fetoprotein-producing metastatic adenocarcinoma of the stomach or the esophago-gastric junction usually exhibits either no or only short-term remission while receiving palliative chemotherapy. We report on a 76-year-old male patient suffering from an unresectable α-fetoprotein-producing adenocarcinoma of the esophago-gastric junction with several liver metastases. He was treated with capecitabine and oxaliplatin-based combination therapy. A long-lasting major remission was observed resulting in a survival of 18.5 months.

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