Background The aim of this study was to evaluate toxicity, compliance, recurrence and the survival of weekly and triweekly cisplatin-based concomitant chemoradiation in treatment of cervical cancer.
Materials and Methods The databases were searched from 1995 until 2015 to identify eligible studies on weekly versus triweekly cisplatin chemoradiotherapy. The data were analyzed by RevMan 5.3 software.
Results A total of 5 randomized controlled trials were included in this review. Weekly cisplatin regimen significantly reduced the incidence of Hematologic toxicity. However, there was no significantly different between the 2 arms in compliance, recurrence and the survival rate (all P >0.05).
Conclusions Weekly cisplatin regimen had the similar therapeutic effect as the triweekly cisplatin regimen but with less hematologic toxicity. Therefore, we recommend the weekly cisplatin 30 to 40 mg/m2 chemoradiotherapy as the strong candidate for the optimal cisplatin dose and dosing schedule in the treatment of locally advanced cervical cancer.
- Cervical cancer
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