Effectiveness of preoperative concurrent chemoradiation therapy (CCRT) for locally advanced adenocarcinoma of cervix

K. Shibata, H. Kajiyama, E. Yamamoto, M. Terauchi, K. Ino, S. Nomura, A. Nawa, M. Kawai, F. Kikkawa

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Abstract

Aim: To determine the efficacy of preoperative concurrent chemoradiation therapy (CCRT) to improve the prognosis of locally advanced adenocarcinoma of the uterine cervix. Methods: Twenty-five patients with clinical stage IB2-IVB adenocarcinoma of the cervix were received preoperative CCRT. The CCRT protocol included: external radiotherapy to the pelvis: 39.6 Gy; intra-arterial or intravenous infusion of 70 mg/m2 cisplatin, days 1 and 22; 24-h continuous intravenous infusion of 700 mg/m2 5-FU, days 1-4 and 22-25. Two weeks after the end of CCRT, patients underwent restaging followed by appropriate surgery with pelvic lymphadenectomy. Results: The overall clinical response rate was 96% (24/25), with a complete response (CR) in 12/25 patients and partial response (PR) in 12/25. On pathological examination, 5 of 19 patients (26%) undergoing surgery showed a pathological CR, 13 patients showed a PR, and 1 patient no change (NC) in their disease. Grade 3 or 4 hematological toxicity was observed in 15 patients. Grade 3 gastrointestinal toxicity was observed in 8 patients. The median follow-up period was 34 months (range, 6-69). The 5-year overall survival (OS) rate was 84%, and the progression-free survival (PFS) rate was 76%. Conclusions: Preoperative CCRT improves the survival of patients with locally advanced adenocarcinoma of the cervix, with manageable toxicities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)768-772
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Surgical Oncology
Volume35
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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