What we are studying
The purpose of this study is to compare the effects, good and/or bad, of giving additional chemotherapy to you after the usual treatment of chemotherapy and radiation for your cervical cancer. The standard treatment for your type of cervical cancer is cisplatin chemotherapy plus radiation. The study will determine whether adding chemotherapy with carboplatin and paclitaxel (experimental for your type of cervical cancer) to standard radiation and cisplatin chemotherapy improves survival without increasing side effects. Cisplatin, carboplatin, and paclitaxel are FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved drugs used to treat a number of different types of cancers, however carboplatin and paclitaxel are experimental for the treatment of cervical cancer. In this study, you will receive either radiation plus cisplatin alone or radiation plus cisplatin followed by carboplatin and paclitaxel.