Uterine carcinosarcoma

Rebecca Arend, Janine A. Doneza, Jason D. Wright

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Abstract

Purpose of Review: To summarize the clinical characteristics, epidemiology, and treatment of uterine carcinosarcoma. Recent Findings: Recent studies have suggested that uterine carcinosarcomas are aggressive neoplasms that carry a poor prognosis even when diagnosed at an early stage. Treatment is typically surgical. The ideal adjuvant treatment remains unknown. A number of recent studies have examined the influence of radiation, chemotherapy, and combinations of chemotherapy and radiation for uterine carcinosarcoma. Summary: Carcinosarcoma is an aggressive neoplasm. A number of studies are underway to determine the optimal adjuvant therapy for these tumors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)531-536
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Oncology
Volume23
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Carcinosarcoma
  • endometrial cancer
  • hysterectomy
  • malignant mixed mullerian tumor
  • uterine cancer
  • uterine neoplasms

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