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What Is the Role of Adjuvant Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy in Endometrial Cancer?

  • Thomas Hogberg
  • Carien L. Creutzberg
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Abstract

In this chapter, the evidence on the role of adjuvant radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy in the treatment of patients with endometrial cancer is discussed, with emphasis on the controversial issues and pro/con discussions. Ongoing issues of debate for which future trials should provide evidence are highlighted. Risk-based treatment selection is emphasized, with the aim of sparing many patients with low-risk endometrial cancer unnecessary toxicities of adjuvant treatment. Ongoing and future research is mainly directed at investigating the role of adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with high-risk disease to improve outcomes.

Keywords

Endometrial Cancer Endometrial Carcinoma Myometrial Invasion Gynecology Oncology Group Vaginal Brachytherapy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cancer EpidemiologyLund University HospitalLundSweden
  2. 2.Radiation OncologyLeiden University Medical CenterLeidenThe Netherlands

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