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Patient Care and Research

ASTRO Guideline on the Role of Postoperative Radiation Therapy for Endometrial Cancer

Published: May 2014 (Web posted March 2014)
Reaffirmed:  June 2017

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This guideline provides recommendations on five key questions regarding adjuvant radiation therapy for endometrial cancer with an endometrioid histology: 1) which patients do not need additional therapy after surgery; 2) which patients should receive postoperative vaginal cuff brachytherapy; 3) external beam radiation therapy, and 4) both together; and 5) how radiation therapy and chemotherapy should be integrated in managing endometrial cancer.

Endorsed by:

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Society of Gynecologic Oncology

Key Points:

  • Survival Rates
  • Local and distant recurrence rates
  • Toxicity
  • Overall assessment of quality of life

Resources:
 

Recent Advances in Endometrial Cancer (CME)
Gynecologic Cancer - Refresher 2017 (CME)
Podcast with guideline chairs
Patient Brochure