Journal article

Patterns of Failure and Prognostic Factor Analyses in Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer Patients Staged by Positron Emission Tomography and Treated With Curative Intent

Kailash Narayan, Richard J Fisher, David Bernshaw, Ramdave Shakher, Rodney J Hicks

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GYNECOLOGICAL CANCER | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2009

Abstract

PURPOSE: The aim of this retrospective analysis was to assess whether parameters derived from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) provide incremental prognostic value compared with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage in cervix cancer patients treated with curative intent using concurrent chemoradiotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study of patients with locoregionally advanced cervical cancer staged by examination under anesthesia and pretreatment MRI and PET. Potential prognostic factors examined were derived from either clinical evaluation (age, FIGO stage, clinical diameter, histology), MRI (corpus i..

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