From 1978 to 1983, 112 women with advanced cervical carcinomas received radiotherapy after pretreatment surgical staging. Five-year actuarial relapse-free survival rates were a strong function of lymphatic spread: 40% with periaortic node metastases, 50% with pelvic node metastases, and 84% without node metastases. Primary treatment failure had a distant component in 75% of recurrences (50% of recurrences with negative nodes and 85% of recurrences with positive nodes). It was concluded that adjuvant systemic therapy is necessary to substantially raise the probability of cure.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Aug 15 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research