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OBJECTIVE Although anaplastic thyroid carcinoma has a dismal prognosis, some patients show favorable survival following multimodal treatment with surgery, external irradiation and chemotherapy. However, no regimen has yet been established. We reviewed outcomes for patients who underwent a unique chemoradiotherapy regimen between 1998 and 2007. METHODS The(More)
Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is known to cause diverse subjective symptoms, in addition to those related to osteitis fibrosa cystica and kidney stones. The treatment of the disease ameliorates the subjective symptoms and improves the patients' quality of life. In this prospective study, patients undergoing surgery for incidentally detected, mild,(More)
Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma has a dismal prognosis and lacks an established therapeutic strategy. We have recently conducted chemotherapy with docetaxel and cisplatin as part of multimodal treatment for eight patients with anaplastic thyroid carcinoma. Docetaxel (75 mg/m2) and cisplatin (75 mg/m2) were administered on day 1 every 4 weeks for six courses.(More)
Anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) is one of the most aggressive malignancies in humans, often demonstrating resistance to multimodal therapeutic approaches. The median survival of ATC patients after initial diagnosis was reported to be < 6 months due to the rapid progression of disease by dissemination and/or invasion. There have been several reports(More)
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