Pretreatment platelet and hemoglobin levels are neither predictive nor prognostic variables for patients with locally advanced cervical cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radical hysterectomy: a retrospective Italian study.

@article{Gadducci2010PretreatmentPA,
  title={Pretreatment platelet and hemoglobin levels are neither predictive nor prognostic variables for patients with locally advanced cervical cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radical hysterectomy: a retrospective Italian study.},
  author={Angiolo Gadducci and Stefania Cosio and Paolo Zola and Giancarlo Tisi and Annamaria Ferrero and E Piovano and Renza Cristofani and Carlo Greco and Enrico Sartori},
  journal={International journal of gynecological cancer : official journal of the International Gynecological Cancer Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={20 8},
  pages={1399-404}
}
BACKGROUND To assess the predictive and prognostic values of pretreatment platelet and hemoglobin levels in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer who underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by radical hysterectomy. METHODS The authors retrospectively assessed 140 patients with FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) stage IB2-IIB cervical cancer who underwent chemosurgical treatment. RESULTS Median pretreatment platelet and hemoglobin levels were 272,000/μL… CONTINUE READING