The role of post-operative radiation therapy for endometrial cancer

  • Publication

    Online – March 2014
    Print – May 2014

    This guideline provides recommendations on five key questions regarding adjuvant radiation therapy for endometrial cancer with an endometrioid histology. First, it addresses which patients do not need additional therapy after surgery. Next, the document considers which patients should receive post-operative vaginal cuff brachytherapy, external beam radiation therapy and both together. Last, it discusses how radiation therapy and chemotherapy should be integrated in managing endometrial cancer.

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

    Resources
    Recent Advances in Endometrial Cancer
    Gynecologic Cancer - Refresher 2017

    Author Society
    American Society for Radiation Oncology

    Previous version
    None – Reaffirmed June 2017

    Endorsements
    Society of Gynecologic Oncology
    American Society of Clinical Oncology

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