In this rebroadcasted episode of the IJGC podcast, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Pedro Ramirez is joined by Dr. Marie Plante to discuss the SHAPE trial. Dr. Plante has a major interest in minimally invasive surgical (MIS) approaches in the treatment of gynecologic cancers and in fertility-preserving surgery for young women with cervical cancer. She is currently leading two important international trials the SHAPE trial and the Contessa trial.
- In low-risk cervical cancer, simple hysterectomy was not inferior to radical hysterectomy.
- There was no difference in overall adverse events between simple and radical hysterectomy.
- Better quality of life and sexual function was documented with simple hysterectomy compared to radical hysterectomy.