Metastatic Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Successfully Treated with Immunotherapy: First Case Report in Thailand.

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Potjana Jitawatanarat, MD
Prasert Lertsanguansinchai, MD
Surachat Chakrapee-sirisuk, MD


Metastatic esophageal carcinoma is considered one of the worst prognosis cancersworldwide. The goals of treatment are usually symptoms palliation and possible lifeprolongation. In recent years, the field of immuno-oncology has shown promising treatmentresults and caused a paradigm shift in many types of cancer, as the response is quitelong-lasting. Anti-programmed cell death 1 (anti PD-1) is one of the immuno-oncologydrugs which has been investigated in many types of cancer and currently has beenapproved to be used in melanoma, lung cancer, kidney cancer and bladder cancer. Wereport a case of metastatic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma which had been heavilypretreated but presented an almost complete response to the anti PD-1, pembrolizumab.

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Jitawatanarat P, Lertsanguansinchai P, Chakrapee-sirisuk S. Metastatic Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Successfully Treated with Immunotherapy: First Case Report in Thailand. BKK Med J [Internet]. 2016 Sep. 20 [cited 2024 Apr. 16];12(1):87. Available from:
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