Journal article

Ultrasound guided conformal brachytherapy of cervix cancer: survival, patterns of failure, and late complications

Kailash Narayan, Sylvia van Dyk, David Bernshaw, Pearly Khaw, Linda Mileshkin, Srinivas Kondalsamy-Chennakesavan

Journal of gynecologic oncology | KOREAN SOC GYNECOLOGY ONCOLOGY & COLPOSCOPY | Published : 2014

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report on the long-term results of transabdominal ultrasound guided conformal brachytherapy in patients with cervical cancer with respect to patterns of failures, treatment related toxicities and survival. METHODS: Three hundred and nine patients with cervical cancer who presented to Institute between January 1999 and December 2008 were staged with magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography and treated with external beam radiotherapy and high dose rate conformal image guided brachytherapy with curative intent. Follow-up data relating to sites of failure and toxicity was recorded prospectively. RESULTS: Two hundred and ninety-two patien..

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