“Recurrence Rates in Patients With Cervical Cancer Treated With Abdominal Versus Minimally Invasive Radical Hysterectomy: A Multi-Institutional Retrospective Review Study” compares the oncologic outcomes between open and minimally invasive radical hysterectomies performed in academic medical institutions in the United States. The study’s secondary goal was to determine difference in outcomes based on tumor size by comparing preoperative and postoperative tumor size.
“In this large multi-institutional retrospective study from academic medical institutions in the United States, we found that the minimally invasive radical hysterectomy was associated with worse recurrence-free survival—but not OS—compared with open approach. In patients with tumor size ≤ 2 cm on final pathology, a higher recurrence rate was noted in the minimally invasive approach. In addition, our results highlight the limitations of clinical evaluation of tumor size in making operative decisions for cervical cancer.”
Read the whole study here. Congratulations, Dr. Rose!