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Neoplasma Vol.68, No.3, p.645–651,2021

Title: Outcomes of icotinib combined with concurrent chemoradiotherapy in locally advanced cervical cancer
Author: Yan-Mei Liu, Hui Liu, Hua-Li Sun, Yuan-Yuan Xu, Yan Ding, Wei-Jun Chen, Shen-Peng Ying

Abstract: Concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CRT) based on cisplatin is recognized as the current standard treatment for locally advanced cervical cancer. The treatment of cervical cancer has reached a plateau in the last 20 years. Previous studies have proven that the epidermal growth factor receptor is correlated with chemo- and radioresistance and treatment failure. Hence, the purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of icotinib combined with CRT in the treatment of locally advanced cervical cancer.
Eligibility criteria included patients treated in the radiotherapy department of Taizhou Central Hospital of Zhejiang Province for stage IIB to IIIB cervical cancers who had not received anti-tumor treatment before and a performance status of 0 to 2. Patients were given icotinib 125 mg three times a day for 6 weeks, which was one week before the start of radiotherapy (500 centigrays in 28 fractions) and chemotherapy (40 mg/m2 administered weekly for 3-5 cycles).
There were 29 patients who completed the I + CRT treatment, and it was tolerated well. The median follow-up time was 50 months and 27 patients (93.10%) achieved complete responses. The 5-year cumulative overall survival rate and disease-free survival rate were 60.9% and 58.4%, respectively.
The treatment with I + CRT is safe and effective for locally advanced cervical cancer. As far as we know, this is the first study to report the 5-year survival rate of locally advanced cervical cancer with targeted therapy combined with chemoradiotherapy.

Keywords: cervical cancer; chemoradiation; icotinib; OS; DFS
Published online: 29-Mar-2021
Year: 2021, Volume: 68, Issue: 3 Page From: 645, Page To: 651

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