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Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2008 Oct-Dec;9(4):719-24.

Clinical outcome of Iranian patients with advanced ovarian cancer with neoadjuvant chemotherapy versus primary debulking surgery.

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  • 1Gynecologic Oncology Department, Vali-e-Asr Hospital, Imam Khomeini Oncology Complex, Medical Sciences/Tehran University, Tehran, Iran. ftghaemmagh@yahoo.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The aim of this study is to evaluate the results of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) and the impact of interval debulking surgery (IDS) on clinical outcomes of patients with advanced-stage ovarian cancer.

METHODS:

We performed a retrospective analysis on 92 patients with advanced ovarian cancer admitted to Vali-Asr Gynecologic oncology departments during 1996-2002. Comparison was made with results of neoadjuvant chemotherapy of 24 patients with unresectable advanced epithelial ovarian cancer treated with platinum- based NACT followed by IDS and clinical outcomes of 68 consecutive stage III and IV ovarian cancer patients treated with primary cytoreduction followed by platinum-based adjuvant chemotherapy.

RESULTS:

Primary cytoreductive surgery caused longer survival compared to neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Patients who underwent optimal interval debulking surgery (IDS) had a better progression free survival (PFS) (p=0.002) and overall survival (p=0.03) than those who did not. There were not significant differences between the two groups in complications of surgery.

CONCLUSION:

NACT followed by successful IDS can lead to high survival percentage in patients with chemoresponsive advanced ovarian cancer; although the result is more effective in those with optimal primary cytoreduction, we still got the same results with those with suboptimal primary cytoreduction.

PMID:
19256766
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