Objectives: Locally advanced cervical cancer (LACC) is one of the leading health problems of the developing countries. We present long-term outcomes of treatment with a concomitant chemobrachyradiotherapy followed by consolidation chemotherapy regimen.
Materials and methods: We treated 118 patients with LACC (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stages IB2-IVA) with external radiotherapy (50 Gy in 25 fractions) and concomitant chemobrachyradiotherapy (low-dose rate). Chemotherapy was applied during brachyradiotherapy (cisplatin on day 1 in combination with 24-hour infusion of ifosfamide and mesna uroprotection). Four cycles of consolidation chemotherapy were given starting 4 weeks after the second concomitant chemobrachyradiotherapy cycle.
Results: After median follow-up period of 99.3 months, we observed acceptable acute and late toxicity, local control rate of 97.5%, and an overall survival of 74.6% at 96 months.
Conclusions: Chemobrachyradiotherapy regimen followed by consolidation chemotherapy described in this article is a valuable treatment option for LACC.