Adjuvant treatment for stage IIIC endometrial cancer: Options and controversies

Pratish H. Shah, Mahesh Kudrimoti, Jonathan Feddock, Marcus Randall

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Abstract

Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecologic malignancy. Locally advanced and high risk endometrial cancer encompasses a heterogeneous group of patients and optimal treatment for various sub-groups of these patients remains controversial. Stage IIIC is the most common sub-stage of patients with locally advanced endometrial carcinoma. This article reviews retrospective and prospective data of various adjuvant treatment approaches involving chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or combined modality therapy, including the recently proposed "sandwich" regimens that have yielded encouraging results. Areas of controversy are also discussed to assist clinicians in identifying the most effective adjuvant treatment regimens for patients with locally advanced disease. On-going randomized trials are briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)675-683
Number of pages9
JournalGynecologic Oncology
Volume122
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2011

Keywords

  • Adjuvant treatment
  • Chemotherapy
  • Endometrial carcinoma
  • Node-positive
  • Radiation therapy
  • Stage IIIC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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