The role of chemotherapy in the management of carcinoma of the cervix

Cancer J. Sep-Oct 2003;9(5):425-32. doi: 10.1097/00130404-200309000-00013.


Carcinoma of the cervix remains the most common form of cancer to affect women worldwide despite effective screening techniques. Advances in treatment, particularly systemic therapies, have improved outcomes for cervical cancer. This article examines the role of chemotherapy, particularly in those patients with disseminated disease and those with locally advanced disease in the pelvis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use*
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / drug therapy*
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / secondary
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Pelvic Neoplasms / drug therapy*
  • Pelvic Neoplasms / secondary
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / drug therapy*
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / pathology