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Gemcitabine and radiotherapy in the treatment of uterine cervical cancer patients at Phramongkutklao Hospital.

Autor(es): Jarruwale, Phanida; Tanapat, Yawana; Aimpun, Pote
Fonte: J Med Assoc Thai;88 Suppl 3: S19-24, 2005 Nov.
Artigo [ PMID: 16858940 ] Idioma(s): Inglês
Publicação: Artigo de Revista
OBJECTIVES: To determine response, complication and survival of uterine cervical cancer patients treated with concurrent gemcitabine radiotherapy. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A retrospective review of medical records of 41 patients with uterine cervical cancer patients, stage IIB and above treated with concurrent gemcitabine radiotherapy from August 2000 to August 2003. RESULTS: At 6 and 12 months of follow up, the complete response rate was 75.6% and 65.9%. The cumulative probability of survival at 6 and 12 months after treatment was 0.93 and 0.85. The main complications were mild hematologic and nonhematologic toxicities. CONCLUSION: Concurrent gemcitabine radiotherapy provided a satisfactory response in patients with uterine cervical cancer with mild toxicity. Long term follow up data is necessary to determine the recurrent rate of this regimen.