Twenty-first century cervical cancer management: A historical perspective of the gynecologic oncology group/NRG oncology over the past twenty years

Publication date: Available online 27 June 2018
Source:Gynecologic Oncology
Author(s): Charles A. Leath, Bradley J. Monk
Since 1970, the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) has been at the forefront of evaluating and helping to implement ground breaking and paradigm changing research in the management of cervical cancer. While the most dramatic example of this impact was a series of clinical trials published in 1999 that evaluated chemoradiation therapy versus radiation therapy alone for patients with various clinical scenarios, including both locally advanced as well as post radical hysterectomy patients, investigation has continued to further refine and improve therapy. In 2014, based on the results of GOG protocol 240, bevacizumab became the first approved targeted therapy in a gynecologic cancer in the United States. Most recently, clinical trial work from the GOG is changing the standard of care for all clinical scenarios. Finally, an emphasis on survivorship and special populations are now top priorities.