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Tumori ; 107(2 SUPPL):40-41, 2021.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-1571627


Background: Gynecological cancers of the uterus and cervix are common malignancies in women. The correct management of these tumors involves many figures. Material and methods: Therefore, to respond to these multidisciplinary needs in June 2019 in Azienda Ospedialiero-Universitaria of Modena was born a Diagnostic and Therapeutic Care Pathways (DTCP) with gynaecologists, radiotherapists, medical oncologists, radiologists, nuclear medical doctors, pathologists, anaesthesiologists, a nurse Case Manager and a patients' association representative. A molecular biologist, endocrinologists and nutritionists have already enriched the team after the first year of activity. The group performs weekly collegial discussions of clinical cases and cohort visits, continued in the COVID era. Results: The new diagnoses in the first year of activity were 53 endometrial cancers (EC) and 24 cervical ones (CC). The median age at diagnosis was 51 years between EC patients and 70 years in CC. 87% of EC were endometrioid subtypes, while 65% CC were squamous cell ones. 70% EC patients (pts) were stage (st) I (52% IA and 48% IB), 5,5% st II, 9,4% st III and 11,3% st IV. Immunohistochemical analysis for estrogen and progesterone receptor, p53 and mismatch repair (MMR) proteins were performed on 20 EC. All tumours tested are p53 negative. We found 3 pts who had MMR deficiency, none of them diagnosed with Lynch syndrome at the subsequent genetic counselling. After surgery, 66% pts in st I underwent observation and 34% made radiotherapy (RT). Among st II pts, 1 patient performed RT, one other platinum- based chemotherapy (pCT) and the third did not perform any adjuvant treatment for ECOG. All except one st III pts (67%) underwent pCT with RT. Among st IV one received surgery, pCT and palliative RT, the others (83%) made pCT. Most CC were diagnosed in early st. 9 pts underwent upfront surgery, followed in 2 cases with RT and in 3 with RT and pCT. One patient received neoadjuvant chemo-RT. Radical RT with weekly cisplatin was performed in 9 pts, other 4 pts made RT alone due to advanced age and/or ECOG. One patient started observation for age, ECOG and absence of symptoms. Conclusions: In our experience, DTCP allows the optimization of the diagnostic and therapeutic strategy in EC and CC pts, especially in most complex cases.