BMC Cancer 2017 Apr 28
Long-term results of early adjuvant concurrent chemoradiotherapy for high-risk, early stage uterine cervical cancer patients after radical hysterectomy.   
The aim of the present study was to investigate the long-term survival outcomes and toxicities associated with our experienced early administration of adjuvant concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT).
Ninety-eight patients with pelvic lymph node metastasis, positive resection margin, and/or parametrial invasion who received adjuvant CCRT between 1995 and 2011 were analyzed retrospectively. The first cycle of platinum-based adjuvant chemotherapy was initiated within 2-3 weeks after surgery (median, 12 days) and continued every 4 weeks for a total of 4 cycles. Adjuvant radiotherapy was performed during the second and third cycles of chemotherapy.
After a median follow-up period of 119 months for survivors, 13 patients (13.3%) experienced recurrence and 11 patients died of cancer during the follow-up period. The 5-year recurrence-free survival and cancer specific survival rates were 87.6% and 90.6%, respectively. Ninety-four patients (95.9%) received ≥3 cycles of chemotherapy. Total radiation dose of ≥45 Gy was delivered in 91 patients (92.9%). Grade 3-4 hematologic and gastrointestinal toxicities developed in 37 (37.8%) and 14 (14.3%) patients during CCRT, respectively.
The present study confirmed the long-term safety and encouraging survival outcomes of early administration of adjuvant CCRT, suggesting the benefits of early time to initiation of adjuvant treatments.

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