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Japan Society of Gynecologic Oncology guidelines 2011 for the treatment of uterine cervical cancer

Yasuhiko Ebina, Nobuo Yaegashi, Hidetaka Katabuchi, Satoru Nagase, Yasuhiro Udagawa, Toru Hachisuga, Tsuyoshi Saito, Mikio Mikami, Yoichi Aoki, Hiroyuki Yoshikawa
International Journal of Clinical Oncology 2015, 20 (2): 240-8
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The second edition of the Japan Society of Gynecologic Oncology guidelines for the treatment of uterine cervical cancer was published in 2011. The guidelines comprise eight chapters and five algorithms. They were prepared by consensus among the members of the Japan Society of Gynecologic Oncology Guidelines Formulation Committee and Evaluation Committee and are based on a careful review of the evidence obtained from the literature, health insurance system, and actual clinical settings in Japan. The highlights of the 2011 revision are (1) the recommended grades have been changed to five stages--A, B, C1, C2, and D; (2) the revisions are consistent with the new International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics staging system; (3) the roles are shared between the 'Japanese classification of cervical cancer' and the new guidelines; (4) clinical questions related to adenocarcinoma have been revised; and (5) a clinical question regarding cervical cancer in pregnant patients has been added. Each chapter includes a clinical question, recommendations, background, objectives, explanations, and references. Each recommendation is accompanied by a classification of recommendation categories. The objective of these guidelines is to update the standard treatment strategies for cervical cancer, thus eliminating unnecessary and insufficient treatment.

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