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BACKGROUND Prognosis in advanced ovarian cancer is largely determined by completeness of tumor resection achieved during primary surgery. Incomplete initial debulking occurs frequently in non-specialized centers and there is an ongoing discussion about the best time for re-surgery after referral to tertiary centers. METHODS Patients with advanced(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of advanced-stage ovarian carcinoma includes radical cytoreductive surgery, which aims at removing all visible tumor tissue followed by platinum and paclitaxel chemotherapy. Complete tumor resection may require extended surgical procedures. This paper reports on the prognostic impact of extensive surgery and surgical morbidity in(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the surgical outcome of extraperitoneal paraaortic lymph node dissection compared with the traditional transperitoneal approach. DESIGN Retrospective review (Canadian Task Force classification III). SETTING University hospital. PATIENTS Women with gynecologic malignancies admitted to our hospital between 2007 and 2011 who(More)
BACKGROUND Surgery is the mainstay of treatment for early ovarian cancer both as therapeutic and comprehensive staging. Only the latter allows appropriate tailoring of systemic treatment. However, the compliance with guidelines for comprehensive staging has been reported to be only moderate and, therefore, re-staging procedures are commonly indicated to(More)
BACKGROUND A good educational climate/environment in the workplace is essential for developing high-quality medical (sub)specialists. These data are lacking for gynecological oncology training. OBJECTIVE This study aims to evaluate the educational climate in gynecological oncology training throughout Europe and the factors affecting it. METHODS A(More)
OBJECTIVE The objectives of the study were to highlight some of the differences in training systems and opportunities for training in gynecologic oncology across Europe and to draw attention to steps that can be taken to improve training prospects and experiences of European trainees in gynecologic oncology. METHODS The European Network of Young(More)
OBJECTIVE Since almost two decades standard 1st-line chemotherapy for advanced ovarian cancer (AOC) has been a platinum/taxane combination. More recently, this general strategy has been challenged because different types of AOC may not benefit homogenously. Low-grade serous ovarian cancer (LGSOC) is one of the candidates in whom efficacy of standard(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY The purpose of this study was to create and introduce a Polish version of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Quality of Life Questionnaire for Endometrial Cancer (QLQ-EN24). MATERIAL AND METHODS The translation procedure described by the EORTC was adopted; this comprised two independent forward(More)
BACKGROUND Primary data on training experiences of European gynaecological oncology trainees are lacking. This study aims to evaluate trainee profile, satisfaction and factors affecting the training experience in gynaecological oncology in Europe. PATIENTS AND METHODS A web-based anonymous survey sent to ENYGO members/trainees in July 2011. It included(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY The available data on serum leptin levels in ovarian cancer present contradictory results. The majority of authors report lower leptin levels in those patients in comparison to healthy individuals. However, there is no data regarding leptin concentrations during therapy in women with primary epithelial ovarian cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)