State of the Art: Surgery for Gynecologic Oncology

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Obstetrics & Gynecology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 April 2024 | Viewed by 84

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Maxime Fastrez
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OB GYN Departement, ULB-Université Libre de Bruxelles, H.U.B.-Hôpital Universitaire de Bruxelles, Route de Lennik 808, 1070 Brussels, Belgium
Interests: gynecological cancers surgery; minimal invasive surgery; endometriosis
Dr. Mathieu Luyckx
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Department of Gynecology-Andrology and Institut Roi Ablert II, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Université Catholique de Louvain, 10 avenue Hippocrate, 1200 Brussels, Belgium
Interests: gynecological cancer surgery; immunology and genetic of tumor; ultraradical surgery for ovarian cancer; inflamma-tion and tumor; endometriosis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

Surgery for gynecological cancers has been challenged in recent years by the intensification of treatment for ovarian cancer and, on the other hand, de-escalation for endometrial and cervical cancer surgery. HIPEC (hyperthermic intra peritoneal chemotherapy) has emerged as an option in the management of recurrent ovarian cancer and is under investigation as a first-line treatment. Sentinel lymph node biopsy has become a standard of care in early endometrial cancer, while the decision for adjuvant treatment is more and more guided by the risk profile of the endometrial cancer determined by both the histopathologic and the molecular classification of the tumor. The surgical approach (open surgery versus minimal invasive surgery) and the type of hysterectomy for cervical cancer have been questioned in both the LACC and the SHAPE trials.

The quality of life of the patients surviving cancer is as important as the efficacy of treatments and needs to be discussed when proposing therapeutic options to women diagnosed with a gynecological cancer.

Survival after the standard first-line treatment is often very variable and difficult to predict. Variables with an impact on survival during the treatment are more and more considered.

We propose, in this Special Issue, to address most of the novel medico-surgical strategies in the treatment of gynecological cancer. We also propose presenting original results such as the impact of inflammation during debulking surgery for ovarian cancer on patients’ survival.

Dr. Maxime Fastrez
Dr. Mathieu Luyckx
Guest Editors

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  • gynecological cancer
  • surgery
  • minimally invasive surgery
  • novel strategy
  • quality of life
  • fertility

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