Whole abdomen radiation therapy after a short chemotherapy course and second-look laparotomy in advanced ovarian cancer

Giovanni Franchin, Salvatore Tumolo, Carlo Scarabelli, Antonino De Paoli, Giovanni Boz, Diana Crivellari, Mauro Arcicasa, Roberto Bortolus, Carlo Gobitti, Emilio Minatel, Mario Roncadin, Mauro G. Trovö

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Abstract

From April 1983 through December 1989, 42 consecutive patients with diagnosis of epithelial ovarian carcinoma were initially managed by aggressive surgery and three courses of endoperitoneal cis-platinum-based chemotherapy followed by an alternating combination chemotherapy and second-look laparotomy. Patients with residual tumor ≤2 cm subsequently received whole abdominal radiation therapy (WAR). Twenty-eight patients (42% with no residual disease, 21% with microscopic disease, and 36% with residual disease

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-211
Number of pages6
JournalGynecologic Oncology
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Oncology

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Franchin, G., Tumolo, S., Scarabelli, C., De Paoli, A., Boz, G., Crivellari, D., Arcicasa, M., Bortolus, R., Gobitti, C., Minatel, E., Roncadin, M., & Trovö, M. G. (1991). Whole abdomen radiation therapy after a short chemotherapy course and second-look laparotomy in advanced ovarian cancer. Gynecologic Oncology, 41(3), 206-211. https://doi.org/10.1016/0090-8258(91)90309-S