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Concurrent radiochemotherapy in the treatment of gynaecologic neoplasms
Chemotherapy with adriamycin and/or cisplatinum in satndard dosages concurrent with full radiation produced an accelerated local-regional tumour control leading to complete response in 12 of 14 patients who had advanced primary or recurrent gynaecologic neoplasms. The continuation of chemotherapy thereafter did not however prevent the development nor arrest progression of metastases outside the irradiated field. Epidermitis and myelosupression were the enhanced side effects but were tolerable and manageable. Radiochemotherapy can be applicable in situations where rapid shrinkage of the tumour bulk is required. Its other useful potentials deserve further evaluation.