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No randomised trials have addressed the value of systematic aortic and pelvic lymphadenectomy (SL) in ovarian cancer macroscopically confined to the pelvis. This study was conducted to investigate the role of SL compared with lymph nodes sampling (CONTROL) in the management of early stage ovarian cancer. A total of 268 eligible patients with macroscopically(More)
BACKGROUND The role of systematic aortic and pelvic lymphadenectomy in patients with optimally debulked advanced ovarian cancer is unclear and has not been addressed by randomized studies. We conducted a randomized clinical trial to determine whether systematic aortic and pelvic lymphadenectomy improves progression-free and overall survival compared with(More)
BACKGROUND High risk clinical stage I endometrial cancer (grade 2 and deep myometrial invasion, grade 3 and serous and clear-cell carcinoma) had 10-35% of nodal involvement. Surgical staging is considered reasonable in this setting of women, although unnecessary in 70-90%. The purpose of this study was to determine prospectively the diagnostic accuracy of(More)
PURPOSE To assess the activity, efficacy, and tolerability of single-agent paclitaxel and a platinum-containing regimen in previously treated patients with recurrent ovarian cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients who achieved complete remission with platinum-based regimens and whose disease recurred after a progression-free interval of more than 12 months(More)
AIM To evaluate safety, feasibility and oncological outcome of total laparoscopic radical hysterectomy (TLRH) in patients with early invasive cervical cancer. METHODS Data of patients with Ib1 cervical cancer who underwent TLRH were prospectively collected. Inclusion criteria were: good general condition, tumor size <3 cm, and no evidence of lymph node(More)
OBJECTIVES Simple conization represents a plausible treatment scheme for managing stage IA1-2 tumors conservatively. However its curative potential has not been widely exploited as regards stage IB1 lesions. Recent studies suggest that, in selected circumstances, patients with stage IB1 disease undergoing radical hysterectomy could have been safely cured by(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe and analyze observed hypersensitivity reactions (HSR) from the randomized, multicenter phase III CALYPSO trial that evaluated the efficacy and safety of the combination of carboplatin and pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (CD) compared with standard carboplatin-paclitaxel (CP) in patients with platinum-sensitive relapsed ovarian cancer(More)
OBJECTIVE This retrospective study aimed to compare the sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping results of methylene blue (MB) and indocyanine green (ICG) in women with early-stage endometrial or cervical cancer. METHODS From August 2011 to March 2015, all consecutive patients with stage I endometrial or cervical cancer who underwent SLN mapping with(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy and tolerability of the regimen containing paclitaxel and cisplatin (TP) in the neo-adjuvant treatment of locally advanced squamous cell cervical cancer are unknown. The TIP regimen (TP plus ifosfamide) showed high efficacy but high toxicity and it is used as an internal control. PATIENTS AND METHODS In all, 154 patients were(More)
A phase II clinical trial conducted to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of topotecan and carboplatin as first-line therapy for women with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer was the objective of this study. Patients had histologically confirmed ovarian epithelial cancer with at least one measurable lesion. Patients received topotecan 1.5 mg/m(2) on(More)