Cervical cancer brachytherapy amid the pandemic: A single institutional case series

Abstract

Author(s): Zahra Siavashpour, Fatemeh Jafari*, Mahdi Aghili, Anya Jafari and Ramin Jaberi

Dose escalation to target volume during High Dose Rate brachytherapy was effectively employed to treat locally advanced cervical cancer patients who experienced prolongation of Overall Treatment Time (OTT) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was tried to achieve acceptable oncological outcomes while respecting the dose constraints of Organs at Risk (OARs).

Key Clinical Message: It was a severe challenge to obey the optimum treatment schedule of LACC cases during the coronavirus crisis. Increased risk of recurrence and mortality due to increased overall treatment time in cervical cancer patients proposes prioritizing.

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  • S.SREEDHAR

    Submitted PhD thesis in Biotechnology at GITAM University, Vizag.

  • Yousef Alomi

    Yousef Alomi
    The Past Head, General Administration of Pharmaceutical Care at Ministry of Health,
    Saudi Arabia Critical Care/TPN
    Clinical Pharmacist Ministry of Health,
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

  • Osamu Tanaka

    Osamu Tanaka
    Assistant Professor,
    Department of Radiation Oncology
    Asahi University Hospital
    Gifu city, Gifu, Japan

  • Maher Abdel Fattah Al-Shayeb

    Department of Surgical Sciences, Ajman University, UAE

  • Andrzej Zdziennicki

    Institute of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Medical University of Lodz, I Clinic of Gynecology and Gynecological Oncology (Lodz, Poland)

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