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Table 1 Characteristics of patients

From: Pre-exenterative chemotherapy, a novel therapeutic approach for patients with persistent or recurrent cervical cancer

Number 17
Age 43.3 (29–55)
Histology  
Squamous 15
Adenocarcinoma 2
FIGO Stage at diagnosis  
1B1 1
1B2 4
IIB 5
IIIB 7
Primary Treatment  
RT alone* 9
RT alone + Adj Hyst 4
Chemoradiation** 4
Response to Primary Treatment  
Complete response 13
Persistence 3
Progression 1
Months to treatment failure  
Recurrence (13 pts) 16 (9–120)
progression (4 pts) 4 (2–7)
  1. * Radiation: 50Gy of external radiation plus brachytherapy to achieve at least 85Gy to point A. ** Six weekly applications of cisplatin at 40 mg/m2 during external radiation.