This paper summarizes our current treatment strategy of ovarian cancer with special emphasis on radiation therapy. Patients with well-differentiated carcinomas in stage Ia are followed after laparotomy without further treatment. In all other patients the whole abdomen is irradiated with a pelvic boost, regardless of the tumor extent at laparotomy. In patients with residual disease the feasibility of a combined modality approach is tested. After 6 months of chemotherapy with Alkeran (L-PAM), hexamethylmelamin (HMM) and cis-platinum (DDP) a second-look laparotomy is performed and then the whole abdomen is irradiated. Treatment results and toxicity observed in 23 patients treated according to this strategy are discussed (radiation therapy alone 8 patients, combined modality treatment 15 patients). Median follow-up is 22 months (9 to 31). Technical aspects of our modified moving-strip technique are discussed in depth.
|Translated title of the contribution||Postoperative treatment strategy in ovarian carcinoma: Technique, treatment results and toxicity of radiation therapy|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1982|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging