Key clinical trials in gynaecological oncology

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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.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)887-91
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO)
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006


  • Clinical Trials as Topic, Female, Genital Neoplasms, Female, Gynecology, Humans, Medical Oncology

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