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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology