Journal article

Patterns of failure and prognostic factor analyses in locally advanced cervical cancer patients staged by magnetic resonance imaging and treated with curative intent

K Narayan, RJ Fisher, D Bernshaw

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GYNECOLOGICAL CANCER | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2008

Abstract

Earlier we had shown that tumor volume and corpus invasion were important prognostic factors in cervical cancer and that corpus invasion was associated with nodal metastases. In view of these findings, we wanted to examine the factors associated with the patterns of relapse in cervical cancer patients who were staged by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and treated with curative intent. This was a retrospective study of locoregionally advanced cervical cancer patients treated with curative intent. All patients had examination under anesthesia and pretreatment MRI. Potential prognostics examined were FIGO stage, clinical diameter, histology, corpus invasion, tumor volume, and age. Outcome meas..

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