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International Journal of Gynecological Cancer:
doi: 10.1097/IGC.0000000000000073
Uterine Cancer

Prognostic Factors in Women With Synchronous Endometrial and Ovarian Cancers

Song, Taejong MD*; Seong, Seok Ju MD, PhD*; Bae, Duk-Soo MD, PhD; Kim, Jong-Hyeok MD, PhD; Suh, Dong Hoon MD, PhD§; Lee, Keun-Ho MD, PhD; Park, Sang-Yoon MD, PhD; Lee, Taek Sang MD, PhD#

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Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the prognostic factors in women with synchronous endometrial and ovarian cancers.

Methods: Medical records of 3240 patients with endometrial cancer who had undergone primary surgery were collected from 7 institutions and were retrospectively reviewed. The progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) curves and rates were calculated using the Kaplan-Meier method. Multivariate analysis to determine independent prognostic factors was performed using the Cox regression model.

Results: The incidence of synchronous endometrial/ovarian cancer was 3.8% (123/3240 women). During the median follow-up period of 66 months, 33.3% and 26.1% of women developed recurrences and reported cancer-related deaths. The 5-year PFS and 5-year OS for all 123 women were 66.9% and 80.0%, respectively. In multivariate analysis, pretreatment CA-125 and tumor stage of the ovary showed prognostic significance about PFS (P = 0.043 and P = 0.027) and OS (P = 0.047 and P = 0.031), respectively.

Conclusions: Pretreatment CA-125 and tumor stage of the ovary were independent prognostic factors for recurrence and survival.

© 2014 by the International Gynecologic Cancer Society and the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology.


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