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Ginekologia i Poloznictwo
ISSN 1896-3315 e-ISSN 1898-0759

Radiotherapy and chemoradiation of cervical cancer patients


Author(s): Jerzy Jakubowicz, Krzysztof Urbański, Paweł Blecharz, Piotr Skotnicki

Based on literature data, we present herein an efficacy analysis of primary radiotherapy, radio- therapy combined with neo- or adjuvant chemotherapy and a simultaneous chemoradiation of cervical cancer patients. A lack of benefit was demonstrated with regard to the use of chemo- therapy as both a pre-treatment and a complementary treatment to radical irradiation. However, the administration of concurrent cisplatin-based chemoradiation has significantly improved local cure rate as well as the survival of patients with cervical cancer, as compared to primary radiotherapy