Journal article

Significance of tumor volume and corpus uteri invasion in cervical cancer patients treated by radiotherapy

K Narayan, R Fisher, D Bernshaw

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GYNECOLOGICAL CANCER | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2006

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to show that in advanced cervical cancer patients treated with curative intent, tumor volume and uterine involvement have independent prognostic value. Eligible patients were those seen at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre between December 1995 and June 2001, newly diagnosed with a histologic diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma or adenocarcinoma of the cervix, FIGO-staged IB-IVA, and having undergone magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and treated with curative intent. Potential prognostic factors considered were FIGO stage, clinical tumor diameter, histology, age, tumor volume, and corpus invasion status. MRI was used to determine the tumor volume and whether the..

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