Rethinking traditional surgical-pathologic criteria for early endometrial cancer: Studies of patterns of failure

Andrea Mariani, Sean Christopher Dowdy, Karl C. Podratz

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Abstract

During 2007, an estimated 39 080 new cases and 7400 deaths will be attributed to corpus cancer in the USA.1 Of major concern is the realization that while the incidence of endometrial carcinoma has remained stable over the past decade, the annual number of deaths from this disease has more than doubled since 1987 (2900 deaths). Presumably the causes of these sobering statistics are multifactorial, but they obligate us to reassess more objectively and critically the screening, diagnostic, staging, and treatment practices that guide the overall management of this neoplasm.The variability in the staging and treatment algorithms, which are generally predicated on institutional and/or individual physician philosophies, are a noteworthy obstacle to achieving optimal management of this disease.2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPrognostic and Predictive Factors in Gynecologic Cancers
PublisherCRC Press
Pages155-170
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780203089781
ISBN (Print)9780415391726
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

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Mariani, A., Dowdy, S. C., & Podratz, K. C. (2007). Rethinking traditional surgical-pathologic criteria for early endometrial cancer: Studies of patterns of failure. In Prognostic and Predictive Factors in Gynecologic Cancers (pp. 155-170). CRC Press.