Evaluation of postoperative chemotherapy in patients with uterine carcinosarcoma: a retrospective survey of the Tohoku Gynecologic Cancer Unit

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate prognostic factors including efficacy of postoperative chemotherapy in Japanese patients with uterine carcinosarcoma. We conducted a retrospective survey of seven medical facilities in the Tohoku Gynecologic Cancer Unit. A total of 45 patients who had undergone hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy were enrolled. No significant difference was observed in overall survival according to patient age (≤50 years vs >50 years) or retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy (performed vs. not performed). However, the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage (stage I/II vs stage III/IV) and postoperative chemotherapy (provided vs not provided) were significant prognostic factors in both univariate and multivariate analyses for the 25-month median follow-up period. Our results revealed that postoperative chemotherapy should be considered for all uterine carcinosarcoma stages in Japanese patients.

DOI: 10.1007/s10147-014-0732-0

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@article{Otsuki2014EvaluationOP, title={Evaluation of postoperative chemotherapy in patients with uterine carcinosarcoma: a retrospective survey of the Tohoku Gynecologic Cancer Unit}, author={Ai Otsuki and Takeo Otsuki and Hideki Tokunaga and Hitoshi Niikura and Satoru Nagase and Takashi Sugiyama and Masafumi Toyoshima and Hiroki Utsunomiya and Yoshihito Yokoyama and Hideki Mizunuma and Naoki Sato and Yukihiro Terada and T. Shoji and Toru Sugiyama and Kenji Nakahara and Tsuyoshi Ohta and Hitoshi Yamada and Toru Tase and Hiroshi Nishiyama and Keiya Fujimori and Tadao Takano and Fumiaki Takahashi and Yoh Watanabe and Nobuo Yaegashi}, journal={International Journal of Clinical Oncology}, year={2014}, volume={20}, pages={574-578} }