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Concurrent Weekly Nedaplatin, External Beam Radiotherapy and High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy in Patients with FIGO Stage IIIb Cervical Cancer: A Comparison with a Cohort Treated by Radiotherapy Alone

Mabuchi S.a · Ugaki H.a · Isohashi F.b · Yoshioka Y.b · Temma K.a · Yada-Hashimoto N.a · Takeda T.a · Yamamoto T.a · Yoshino K.a · Nakajima R.a · Kuragaki C.a · Morishige K.a · Enomoto T.a · Inoue T.b · Kimura T.a

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Departments of aObstetrics and Gynecology, and bRadiation Oncology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Japan

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Gynecol Obstet Invest 2010;69:224–232

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Abstract of Original Article

Received: March 26, 2009
Accepted: October 27, 2009
Published online: January 07, 2010
Issue release date: June 2010

Number of Print Pages: 9
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 5

ISSN: 0378-7346 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-002X (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/GOI

Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether nedaplatin-based concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) using high-dose-rate intracavitary brachytherapy (HDR-ICBT) is superior to radiotherapy (RT) alone in patients with FIGO stage IIIb cervical cancer. Methods: The records of 41 consecutive women treated either with nedaplatin-based CCRT using HDR-ICBT (n = 20) or RT alone (nonrandomized control group, n = 21) for stage IIIb cervical cancer were retrospectively reviewed. The activity and toxicity were compared between the two treatment groups. Progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) were the main endpoints. Results: The 5-year overall survival rates in the CCRT and RT groups were 65 and 33.3%, respectively. The median OS of the CCRT and RT groups were 60 and 29 months, respectively. CCRT was significantly superior to RT alone with regard to PFS (p = 0.0015) and OS (p = 0.0364). The frequency of acute grade 3–4 toxicity was significantly higher in the CCRT group than in the RT group. However, no statistically significant difference was observed with regard to severe late toxicity. Conclusions: Nedaplatin-based concurrent chemoradiotherapy was safely performed and significantly improved the prognosis of patients with FIGO stage IIIb cervical cancer. This treatment can be considered as an alternative to cisplatin-based chemoradiotherapy in this patient population.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Article

Received: March 26, 2009
Accepted: October 27, 2009
Published online: January 07, 2010
Issue release date: June 2010

Number of Print Pages: 9
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 5

ISSN: 0378-7346 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-002X (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/GOI


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