Combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy in patients with advanced squamous carcinoma of the cervix (cis-platinum-bleomycin-vinblastine)

R. Soeters, B. Bloch, W. Levin, C. M.D. Dehaeck, G. Goldberg

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In a pilot study, nine patients with advanced carcinoma of the cervix were treated with combination chemotherapy including cis-platinum, vinblastine, and bleomycin repeated at 3-week intervals for three courses followed by radiotherapy. Only one patient showed a partial response (reduction of tumor size more than 50%). There were no complete responses. Five of the nine patients have died from the disease with a median survival time of 20 months. These findings suggest that this particular combination of chemotherapy with radiotherapy does not have a significant effect in patients with advanced stage carcinoma of the cervix.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-45
Number of pages2
JournalGynecologic Oncology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1989


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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