Reporting from the USA: Survival Improves With Open Hysterectomy for Cervical Cancer

For patients with early-stage cervical cancer, disease-free and overall survival are lower for patients undergoing minimally invasive versus open radical hysterectomy, according to a study published online June 25 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Pedro T. Ramirez, M.D., from the Methodist Hospital in Houston, and colleagues compared overall survival between open and minimally invasive radical hysterectomy among cervical cancer patients followed for 4.5 years. A total of 631 patients were enrolled: 319 and 312 were assigned to minimally invasive and open surgery, respectively; 289 and 274 underwent minimally invasive and open surgery, respectively.

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