IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 25 / Issue 3 / pii/2004181

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Original Research

External radiation therapy for endometrial carcinoma: The University Hospital of Ioannina experience

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1 Department of Radiation Therapy, University Hospital of Ioannina, University of Ioannina, Medical School, Ioannina (Greece)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2004, 25(3), 355–358;
Published: 10 June 2004

Purpose of investigation: The aim of our study was to present the experience of our department in the treatment of endometrial cancer with postoperative external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) without intracavitary brachytherapy (BRT) and to evaluate the effi­cacy of such a method. Methods: We retrospectively retrieved the medical records of all patients with endometrial cancer treated with surgery and EBRT alone (median dose 50.0 Gy). Thirty-one women (median age: 67 years) of all clinical stages were reviewed and analyzed for recur­rences (local or metastases) and late post-radiation side-effects. Results: Within a median follow-up of 17 months one patient developed local recurrence and four developed metastases. Overall survival was 97% and disease-free survival was 87%. Three women developed post-radiation colitis. No other treatment-related late side-effects were observed. Conclusion: EBRT without BRT achieved an excellent local control in women with endometrial cancer although some of them were candidates for supplementary BRT.

Endometrial cancer
External radiotherapy
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