Predictive and Prognostic Factors in Ovarian and Uterine Carcinosarcomas


Cicin I., Ozatli T., Turkmen E., Ozturk T., Ozcelik M., ÇABUK D. , ...More

BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.33, no.5, pp.517-524, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/balkanmedj.2016.151268
  • Title of Journal : BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.517-524

Abstract

Background: Prognostic factors and the standard treatment approach for gynaecological carcinosarcomas have not yet been clearly defined. Although carcinosarcomas are more aggressive than pure epithelial tumours, they are treated similarly. Serous/clear cell and endometrioid components may be predictive factors for the efficacy of adjuvant chemotherapy (CT) or radiotherapy (RT) or RT in patients with uterine and ovarian carcinosarcomas. Heterologous carcinosarcomas may benefit more from adjuvant CT.