The role of radiotherapy for high-risk endometrial cancer

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Abstract

High-risk endometrial cancer comprises an uncommon group of tumors, which includes pathological stage III adenocarcinoma and all stages of papillary serous carcinoma. Optimal management of this class of malignant female genital neoplasms is surgical resection, including debulking of any gross abdominopelvic disease. This article analyzes the literature concerning the use of adjunctive radiotherapy. The data presented suggest that postoperative whole abdominal radiotherapy may improve outcome in selected subsets of patients within this high-risk group. Future clinical investigations will greatly benefit from the anticipated published results of two completed prospective cooperative group clinical trials that involve whole abdominal irradiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-22
Number of pages8
JournalSeminars in Radiation Oncology
Volume10
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 24 2000

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Endometrial Neoplasms
radiation therapy
Female Genital Neoplasms
Radiotherapy
cancer
Papillary Carcinoma
neoplasms
Adenocarcinoma
Clinical Trials
set theory
tumors
Neoplasms
irradiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiation

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The role of radiotherapy for high-risk endometrial cancer. / Wolfson, Aaron.

In: Seminars in Radiation Oncology, Vol. 10, No. 1, 24.01.2000, p. 15-22.

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