Ahmad, I, Chufal, KS, Bashir, I, Bhatt, CP, Bajpai, R, Sharma, L and Rathour, S (2018) Early Clinical Outcomes, Patterns of Failure, and Acute Haematologic Toxicity of Image-Guided Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (IG-VMAT) in the Definitive Treatment of Locally Advanced Carcinoma Cervix. Clinical Medicine Insights : Oncology, 12. 1179554918783990 - 1179554918783990.

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Abstract

Purpose:To evaluate clinical outcomes and failure patterns in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer (LACC) treated definitively using image-guided volumetric-modulated arc therapy (IG-VMAT).Methods and materials:This retrospective review included 18 consecutively treated patients with LACC. Treatment consisted of IG-VMAT and concurrent chemotherapy followed by intracavitary radiotherapy. The primary end points were overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS). Acute haematologic toxicity was evaluated using Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) criteria.Results:A total of 16 patients were either stage IIB or IIIB and the median follow-up was 30.5 months (interquartile range: 13-36.25 months). The 2-year DFS was 63.3% (95% confidence interval [CI]: 52.8%-72.4%) and 2-year OS was 72.2% (95% CI: 62.1%-80.5%). There were 7 treatment failures, predominantly in-field. Acute haematologic toxicity was low.Conclusions:IG-VMAT is associated with favourable outcomes for patients with LACC.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Volumetric-modulated arc therapy, image guidance, cervical carcinoma, intensity-modulated radiotherapy, concurrent chemoradiation
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Primary Care Health Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2019 10:13
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2019 10:13
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/6029

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