Suisui Song, Sonali Rudra, Michael D. Hasselle, Paige L. Dorn, Loren K. Mell, Arno J. Mundt, S. Diane Yamada, Nita K. Lee and Yasmin Hasan The effect of treatment time in locally advanced cervical cancer in the era of concurrent chemoradiotherapy Cancer 119
Version of Record online: 17 JUL 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.27652
The effect of treatment time has not been well studied for cervical cancer patients who were treated in the era of concurrent chemoradiotherapy. This multi-institutional retrospective study found treatment time had a significant impact on pelvic failure, but not on distant failure or disease-specific mortality. A prolonged treatment time was found to be associated with delay in starting brachytherapy and higher incidence of acute grade 3/4 toxicities.
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