Cancer of the upper gastrointestinal tractBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6945.1716b (Published 25 June 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1716
- R J Donnelly,
- D J Girling,
- P M Fayers
- Cardiothoracic Centre, Liverpool L14 3PE MRC
- Cancer Trials Office, 5 Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB2 2BW.
EDITOR, - In their letter J G Weil and S J Munday provide further evidence of surgeons' experience as a prognostic factor and in their subsequent editorial S O'Reilly and A Forastiere draw attention to the potential value of multimodality in the management of oesophageal cancer. We wish to emphasise the worldwide paucity of randomised trials in this disease; this could well be delaying improvements in treatment. To help rectify this situation, in 1990 the Medical Research Council's Cancer Therapy Committee set up a working party to conduct a programme of multicentre randomised trials on treatment. This …