Radioterapia chorych na pierwotnego, inwazyjnego raka pochwy – rys historyczny


Author(s): Pawel Blecharz, Krzysztof UrbaÅ?ski, Marian Reinfuss

The very first attempt to treat vaginal cancer with radiotherapy was done in 1929 in Boston. In 1940s 5-year overall survival rate was still below 18%. As a result of the advance in brachytherapy technics and combination of those with external beam radiotherapy in the 50s and 60s of the 20th century the 5-year survival rate grew up to 25-30%. The afterloading brachytherapy and intertissue implantations were developed in the 70s and 80s and high-dose brachytherapy technic was put into practice in the 90s. The 5-year survival rate in all stages of vaginal cancer together reached 50-60% in the late 90s of the last century.

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    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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