oa Southern African Journal of Gynaecological Oncology - About this issue... : editorial
|Article Title||About this issue... : editorial|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Gynaecological Oncology|
|Publication Date||Jan 2015|
It is well known that HIV positive women with cervical cancer are younger and have more squamous histology than the HIV negative group. Data describing outcomes of radiation treatment of HIV positive patients, suggests increased toxicity, but survival data for cervical cancer in these patients is scarce. In a retrospective comparative trial reported in this issue, short and long term outcomes of HIV positive and HIV negative women are compared regarding clinical and tumour characteristics, treatment prescription and completion, toxicity and survival.
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