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Gynecologic Cancer InterGroup (GCIG) Consensus Review for Small Cell Carcinoma of the Cervix
  1. Toyomi Satoh, MD, PhD*,
  2. Yuji Takei, MD, PhD,
  3. Isabelle Treilleux, MD,
  4. Mojgan Devouassoux-Shisheboran, MD§,
  5. Jonathan Ledermann, MD, FRCP,
  6. Akila N. Viswanathan, MD, MPH,
  7. Sven Mahner, MD#,
  8. Diane M. Provencher, MD**,
  9. Linda Mileshkin, MD,,
  10. Elizabeth Åvall-Lundqvist, MD,,
  11. Patricia Pautier, MD§§,
  12. Nicholas Simon Reed, MBBS∥∥ and
  13. Keiichi Fujiwara, MD, PhD¶¶
  1. *University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba-City, Japan and GOTIC;
  2. Jichi Medical University, Shimono-City, Japan and GOTIC;
  3. Centre Leon Berard, Lyon, France and GINECO;
  4. §Hospices Civils de Lyon, France and GINECO;
  5. University College of London, London, UK and NCRI/MRC;
  6. Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA and RTOG;
  7. #Universtatsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany and AGO;
  8. **University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada and NCIC-GCT;
  9. ††Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and ANZGOG;
  10. ‡‡Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden and NSGO;
  11. §§Insitut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France and GINECO;
  12. ∥∥Beatson Oncology Centre, Glasgow, UK and EORTC; and
  13. ¶¶Saitama Medical University International Medical Center, Hidaka-City, Japan and GOTIC.
  1. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Keiichi Fujiwara, MD, PhD, Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Saitama Medical University International Medical Center, Hidaka-city, Saitama JAPAN. E-mail: fujiwara{at}


Abstract Small cell carcinoma of the cervix (SCCC) is a rare histological entity of uterine cervical cancer. Compared with other common histological types, squamous cell carcinoma or adenocarcinoma, the outcome of SCCC is poor because of the high incidence of nodal or distant metastasis even with early stage. In this review, current consensus of epidemiology, pathology, and initial treatment for SCCC will be discussed.

  • Small cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix
  • Cervical cancer
  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy

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  • The authors declare no conflicts of interest.