Preoperative concurrent radiation therapy and chemotherapy for bulky stage IB2, IIA, and IIB carcinoma of the uterine cervix with proximal parametrial invasion.

@article{Huguet2008PreoperativeCR,
  title={Preoperative concurrent radiation therapy and chemotherapy for bulky stage IB2, IIA, and IIB carcinoma of the uterine cervix with proximal parametrial invasion.},
  author={Florence Huguet and O M Cojocariu and Pierre Yves Levy and Jean-Pierre Lefranc and Emile Darai and Denis Jannet and Yan Ansquer and P E Lhuillier and J L Benifla and Nathalie Seince and E. Touboul},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2008},
  volume={72 5},
  pages={1508-15}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate toxicity, local tumor control, and survival after preoperative chemoradiation for operable bulky cervical carcinoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between December 1991 and July 2006, 92 patients with operable bulky stage IB2, IIA, and IIB cervical carcinoma without pelvic or para-aortic nodes on pretreatment imaging were treated. Treatment consisted of preoperative external beam pelvic radiation therapy (EBRT) and concomitant chemotherapy (CT) during the first and fourth weeks of… CONTINUE READING