SCCAN Study: Extent of Radical Hysterectomy in Cervical Cancer with Nicolò Bizzarri

In this episode of the IJGC podcast, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Pedro Ramirez is joined by Dr. Nicolò Bizzarri to discuss the SCCAN study. Dr. Bizzarri is a former IJGC Editorial Fellow under the mentorship of Prof. Pedro Ramirez. He is a Gynecologic Oncologist at Policlinico Agostino Gemelli in Rome, president of the European Network of Young Gynecologic Oncologists (ENYGO), and he happily serves on the IJGC Editorial Board.   Highlights: International guidelines recommend tailoring the radicality of hysterectomy according to the known pre-operative tumor characteristics in patients with early-stage cervical cancer. However, the survival benefit associated with the extent of radical hysterectomy is still a matter of debate. Non-nerve-sparing radical hysterectomy was associated with improved 5-year disease-free survival compared to nerve sparing radical hysterectomy and represented an independent protective factor for risk of recurrence. Non-nerve sparing radical hysterectomy was associated with better 5-year disease-free survival in patients with tumors between 21-40 mm. In patients with early-stage cervical cancer, the extent of radical hysterectomy was associated with disease-free survival improvement in patients with tumors between 21-40 mm but not in patients with tumors ≤20 mm.

Om Podcasten

The International Journal of Gynecological Cancer publishes content on novel and relevant topics in the field of gynecologic cancer. IJGC Podcast features short interview segments with leading experts discussing the latest research in their respective areas. The podcasts will serve as an interactive and education experience for all our listeners. * The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice and it is not intended to function as a substitute for a healthcare practitioner’s judgement, patient care or treatment. The views expressed by contributors are those of the speakers. BMJ does not endorse any views or recommendations discussed or expressed on this podcast. Listeners should also be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. By listening to this podcast, listeners agree not to use its content as the basis for their own medical treatment or for the medical treatment of others.