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This is a retrospective study of patients treated for early-stage cervical cancer to identify pathologic risk factors associated with ovarian metastases and, therefore, to establish when ovarian preservation can be performed without increasing the risk of relapse in order to improve the quality of life in premenopausal patients. Between 1982 and 2004, 1965(More)
OBJECTIVES In early stage cervical carcinoma, most studies of the literature show that adjuvant radiotherapy significantly reduced local relapse; its impact on survival improvement is controversial. In this retrospective study, we analyze the role of adjuvant radiotherapy in negative node patients and the possibility of this treatment to improve survival in(More)
The objective of this retrospective multicenter study was to assess the rates, times, and sites of recurrences of 126 patients with uterine leiomyosarcomas. Surgery was the initial therapy for all patients. Median follow-up of survivors was 50 months (range, 3-168 months). Of the 90 patients with stage I-II disease, 26 received postoperative irradiation(More)
PURPOSE Neoadjuvant chemotherapy may represent an alternative to irradiation in locally advanced squamous cell cervical cancer. Aims of this study were to compare a three-drug (paclitaxel, ifosfamide, and cisplatin [TIP]) with a two-drug (ifosfamide and cisplatin [IP]) regimen and to assess the prognostic value of pathologic response on survival. PATIENTS(More)
The role of this research is to define the clinical-therapeutic approach to endometrial cancer currently being followed in some of the most important centres of reference for gynaecological cancer in Western Europe. Data was collected by means of a questionnaire, concerning specific diagnostic and therapeutic options, sent to 115 leading centres for(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this retrospective multicenter study was to correlate patterns of recurrences and clinical outcome of cervical cancer patients who underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy [NACT] to surgery. METHODS This study was conducted on 333 patients with FIGO stage Ib2-IIb cervical cancer who underwent NACT to surgery with pelvic(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate how much clinical surveillance performed by follow-up scheduled appointments may correctly identify asymptomatic recurrences and describe the pattern of relapse detected by procedures. METHODS The records of 327 consecutive women with recurrent cervical cancer treated from 1980 to 2005 were retrospectively(More)
BACKGROUND Human epididymis protein 4 (HE4), kallikrein 6 (KLK6), osteopontin (OPN) and soluble mesothelin-related peptide (SMRP) are new promising biomarkers that could integrate CA125 in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) diagnosis. The autoantibody response to tumor antigens is a potential tool for improving the diagnostic performances of biomarkers. The(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this retrospective multicenter study was to assess whether the pre-chemotherapy hemoglobin levels have any impact on the clinical outcome of patients with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer who received a first-line taxane/platinum-based regimen. METHODS The study was conducted on 315 patients who underwent initial surgery followed by(More)
PURPOSE OF INVESTIGATION The objective of this retrospective multicenter study was to assess the clinical outcome of patients with microinvasive squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix. METHODS The hospital records of 166 patients with microinvasive squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix were reviewed. All cases were retrospectively staged(More)