Effect of primary treatment on survival in anaplastic thyroid carcinoma.

@article{Besic2001EffectOP,
  title={Effect of primary treatment on survival in anaplastic thyroid carcinoma.},
  author={Nikola Besic and Marija Auersperg and Marija Us-Krasovec and Rastko Golouh and Snjezana Frkovi{\'c}-Grazio and Alenka Cerar Vodnik},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2001},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={260-4}
}
AIMS Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) is a fatal disease despite combined treatment consisting of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery. The optimal sequence of treatment modalities is not known. The purpose of our retrospective non-randomized study was to find out whether timing of the treatment modality had any influence on survival, and to find out if primary surgery prolongs survival in comparison to primary chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy. METHODS From our database of 162 patients… CONTINUE READING
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