Featuring: Daniela Matei, MD
Results from a randomized phase 3 clinical trial, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, could change the way women are treated for later stage endometrial cancer. Northwestern’s Daniela Matei, MD, explains.
Endometrial cancer is the most common of gynecologic cancers: More than 62,000 cases are diagnosed per year. A woman's lifetime risk for developing endometrial cancer is about 3 percent. At the same time, mortality from endometrial cancer has also been going up by about 1.6 percent a year in the United States.
Patients are typically treated with chemotherapy, and those with stage 3/4A, at higher risk of reoccurrence, are also given radiation. A new study led by Daniela Matei, MD, (GOG-258 trial) published in The New England Journal of Medicine, found that radiation plus chemotherapy doesn’t improve endometrial cancer recurrence-free survival and that chemotherapy alone should be the standard treatment for these women.
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Daniela Matei, MD
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