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BACKGROUND Bulky stage IB cervical cancers have a poorer prognosis than smaller stage I cervical cancers. For the Gynecologic Oncology Group, we conducted a trial to determine whether weekly infusions of cisplatin during radiotherapy improve progression-free and overall survival among patients with bulky stage IB cervical cancer. METHODS Women with bulky(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the response rate and associated toxicity of weekly CPT-11 in squamous carcinoma of the cervix. METHODS From October 1994 to May 1996, the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) conducted a Phase II trial in patients with recurrent squamous cervix carcinoma. The schedule employed weekly x4 intravenous CPT-11 at 125 mg/m2 followed with a(More)
Sixty-nine patients having had pretreatment biopsy diagnosis of vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia were treated with surgical excision of all visible lesions. Complete surgical specimens were submitted for pathological study in an attempt to identify occult invasive vulvar carcinoma. Unsuspected invasion was noted in 13 patients (18.8%). Superficial invasion(More)
This is an analysis of 150 patients with Stage IB or IIA-B carcinoma of the intact uterine cervix greater than or equal to 6 cm in diameter treated with irradiation alone (75 patients) or irradiation followed by surgery (75 patients) at the University of Florida between October 1964 and June 1983. Minimum follow-up in this series was 5 years. There was no(More)
One case of extensive endometriosis with ascites in a young nulliparous woman is reported. The patient had been maintained on suppressive therapy with danazol for over two years, demonstrating the feasibility of conservative management in this extremely rare form of endometriosis. However, long-term efficacy and potential for fertility remain to be(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to confirm that concurrent cisplatin (CT) with radiation therapy (RT) is associated with improved long-term progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS), compared with RT alone in stage IB bulky carcinoma of the cervix, when both groups' therapy is followed by hysterectomy. STUDY DESIGN Three hundred(More)
We studied two patients with primary vaginal small cell carcinomas. Their tumors show histologic and ultrastructural neuroepithelial elements similar to those reported in the literature in the cervix and the lung. The clinical behavior of the tumors was aggressive in both patients. Ultrastructural study of small cell genital tract neoplasms is indicated to(More)
The management of the patient with advanced gynecologic malignancies presents multiple problems for the gynecologic and radiation oncologists involved in their care. When palliative management only is indicated, conventional treatment protocols occupy a significant portion of the patient's remaining life span, often times with associated morbidity.(More)
This is an analysis of 266 patients with clinical stage I and II endometrial carcinoma treated with curative intent at the University of Florida between October 1964 and December 1980. There was a minimum 5-year follow-up. Thirty-nine patients who died of intercurrent disease less than 5 years from treatment were excluded from analysis of pelvic disease(More)
A patient with a history of a severe vaginal laceration during vaginal birth, unknown degree, presented with recurrent vaginal discharge and was found to have a vaginal mass. Pathologic analysis showed squamous mucosa transitioning into colonic type of mucosa with adenocarcinoma developed from colonic type of mucosa, reminiscent of anorectal junction.