Hormonal Therapy in Pretreated Patients With Recurrent Ovary Granulosa Cell Tumor

DOĞAN İ., Aydın E., Topuz S., Saip P., Salihoglu M. Y., Aydiner A.

JOURNAL OF PHARMACY PRACTICE, vol.37, no.1, pp.146-150, 2024 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/08971900221129679
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.146-150
  • Keywords: ovary cancer, granulosa cell tumor, hormonotherapy, CORD-STROMAL TUMORS, PROGNOSTIC-FACTORS, FOLLOW-UP
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of hormonal therapy (HT) in patients with recurrent adult ovary granulosa cell tumors. Methods: The clinical and treatments features of the patients who received HT were studied retrospectively. The efficacy and safety of HT were evaluated. The Kaplan-Meier technique was used to conduct survival analysis. Results: The research involved a total of thirteen patients. The median age of the participants was 49 years (range: 34-61). Since diagnosis, the median number of surgeries has been three (range: 2-8). At least one chemotherapy regimen has been administered to 12 (92.3%) patients. Ten of the patients (76.9%) had at least two metastatic areas. Lung metastases were found in two (15.4%) of the patients. Inhibin B levels were elevated in 81.2% of patients before hormone treatment. The patients received different HTs (Leuprolide acetate + anastrozole-three patients, leuprolide acetate + tamoxifen-six patients, only anastrozole-three patients, only tamoxifen-one patients). The median progression-free survival was found 17.7 months (95 % CI: 14.7-20.6). In four (33.4%) patients, an overall response (complete or partial) was identified. A stable response was observed in eight (66.7%) patients. Conclusions: HT is effective in pretreated individuals with recurrent ovarian granulosa cell tumors, according to this research. Despite the limited number of patients and treatment variability, disease control was achieved in all patients. Also, we found that Inhibin B levels were associated with treatment response.