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Research Letter
September 2018

Association of Definitive Pelvic Radiation Therapy With Survival Among Patients With Newly Diagnosed Metastatic Cervical Cancer

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Radiation Oncology, West Cancer Center, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis
  • 2Department of Hematology/Oncology, West Cancer Center, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis
  • 3Department of Gynecologic Oncology, West Cancer Center, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis
JAMA Oncol. 2018;4(9):1288-1291. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.2677

Definitive pelvic chemoradiation is the standard of care for locally advanced cervical cancer.1 However, the role of definitive local radiation therapy for metastatic cervical cancer has not been established. In addition, there is growing evidence that local therapies may be associated with an increase in survival among patients with some types of metastatic cancers.2-5 In this study, we evaluated overall survival among patients with metastatic cervical cancer treated with chemotherapy alone vs pelvic chemoradiation.

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