Background/Aim: Concurrent chemoradiation (CCRT) is the standard treatment for locally advanced cervical cancer. The purpose of the study was to compare the outcomes of triweekly cisplatin plus 5-fluorouracil and weekly cisplatin regimens. Patients and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed data from 91 patients with stage IB1-IVA cervical cancer. Results: Out of 91 patients, 48 received triweekly CCRT and 43 received weekly CCRT. For triweekly CCRT, patients received a median of two chemotherapy cycles and median total doses of cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil were 210 mg/body and 8,525 mg/body, respectively. For weekly CCRT, patients received a median of five chemotherapy cycles and the median total dose of cisplatin was 252 mg/body. No statistically significant differences in overall survival or progression-free survival were noted between the two groups. Conclusion: Both triweekly CCRT and weekly CCRT appear to have similar efficacy for cervical cancer patients, but the toxicities were better tolerable in weekly CCRT.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1 2015|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cancer Research