Contributions of the Japanese Gynecologic Oncology Group (JGOG) in Improving the Quality of Life in Women With Gynecological Malignancies

Masayuki Futagami, Yoshihito Yokoyama, Muneaki Shimada, Shinya Sato, Etsuko Miyagi, Akiko Tozawa-Ono, Nao Suzuki, Masaki Fujimura, Yoichi Aoki, Satoru Sagae, Toru Sugiyama

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Abstract

The Japanese Gynecologic Oncology Group (JGOG) is leading Japan in the treatment of gynecological malignancies. The JGOG consists of three treatment committees focusing on uterine cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, and ovarian cancer. Each committee makes efforts to improve treatment and diagnosis. In addition, the Supportive and Palliative Care Committee was established in 2015. Novel studies of supportive care and palliative care have been initiated by this committee. Furthermore, surveys about not only treatment results such as overall survival rates but also quality of life (QOL) and cost-effectiveness assessments are performed by the ovarian cancer committee. Improvements of patients’ QOL in the treatment of gynecological malignancies were divided into three concepts as follows: QOL associated with cancer treatment, health care after cancer therapy, and progression of cancer. In this review, we report the contributions and future plans for the improvement of QOL in patients with gynecological malignancies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number25
JournalCurrent Oncology Reports
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Apr 1

Keywords

  • Gynecological malignancies
  • JGOG
  • QOL
  • Supportive and Palliative Care Committee

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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