AIMS: To review the most important clinical trials which have impacted the management of gynaecological cancers, in conjunction with some ongoing studies of interest.
METHODS: PubMed and Cochrane databases were searched to find clinical trials and meta-analyses in vulva, cervical, endometrial and ovarian cancers. Other pertinent literature was also used.
RESULTS: The majority of trials related to ovarian and cervical cancers, and the least associated with vulval cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: To ensure evidence based medicine, trials in gynaecological cancers must be supported. Notably, surgical trials are on the increase in the last decade, but are still a minority when compared with non-surgical interventions.
- Clinical Trials as Topic
- Genital Neoplasms, Female
- Medical Oncology