Definitive three-dimensional high-dose-rate brachytherapy for inoperable endometrial cancer

  title={Definitive three-dimensional high-dose-rate brachytherapy for inoperable endometrial cancer},
  author={Lorena Draghini and Ernesto Maranzano and Michelina Casale and Fabio Trippa and Paola Anselmo and Fabio Arcidiacono and Stefania Fabiani and Marco Italiani and Luigia Chirico and Marco Muti},
  booktitle={Journal of contemporary brachytherapy},
PURPOSE To report our experience on high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) in patients with stage I-III endometrial cancer unfit to surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS Seventeen patients underwent HDR-BT as definitive treatment. Median age was 79 years (range, 60-95), median Karnofsky performance status 90% (range, 60-100). Histology was endometrial adenocarcinoma in 14 (82%), and non-endometrial in 3 (18%) patients. In 15 (88%) patients, clinical stage was I and in remaining 2 (12%) was III. All… CONTINUE READING
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