Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the cervix is a rare subtype of cervical cancer with a poor prognosis. Primary treatment of this disease involves a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. The majority of patients will experience disease recurrence, for which there exist no treatment guidelines. Because of histologic similarities, small cell lung cancer has often informed management of extrapulmonary neuroendocrine carcinomas. Immunotherapy regimens, including a combination of ipilimumab and nivolumab, have been shown to have activity in small cell lung cancer. In this report, we present the cases of 3 patients with recurrent neuroendocrine carcinoma of the cervix who experienced durable response to a combination of ipilimumab and nivolumab.
- Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the cervix
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology