Background Postoperative radiotherapy for international Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage-1 endometrial carcinoma is a subject of controversy due to the low relapse rate and the lack of data from randomised trials. We did a multicentre prospective randomised trial to find whether postoperative pelvic radiotherapy improves locoregional control and survival for patients with stage-1 endometrial carcinoma.
Methods Patients with stage-1 endometrial carcinoma (grade 1 with deep [greater than or equal to 50%] myometrial invasion, grade 2 with any invasion, or grade 3 with superficial [
Findings Analysis was done according to the intention-to-treat principle. Of the 715 patients, 714 could be evaluated. The median duration of follow-up was 52 months. 5-year actuarial locoregional recurrence rates were 4% in the radiotherapy group and 14% in the control group (p
Interpretation Postoperative radiotherapy in stage-1 endometrial carcinoma reduces locoregional recurrence but has no impact on overall survival, Radiotherapy increases treatment-related morbidity. Postoperative radiotherapy is not indicated in patients with stage-1 endometrial carcinoma below 60 years and patients with grade-2 tumours with superficial invasion.
|Nummer van het tijdschrift||9213|
|Status||Published - 22-apr.-2000|