Effectiveness of cetuximab/gefitinib in the therapy of a sacral chordoma.

@article{Hof2006EffectivenessOC,
  title={Effectiveness of cetuximab/gefitinib in the therapy of a sacral chordoma.},
  author={Holger Hof and Thomas Welzel and J{\"u}rgen Debus},
  journal={Onkologie},
  year={2006},
  volume={29 12},
  pages={
          572-4
        }
}
BACKGROUND Chordomas are rare tumors of the skull base and the spine. Treatment is difficult since conventional radiotherapy or chemotherapy have only limited effects. PATIENT AND METHODS A patient with a sacral chordoma and pulmonary metastases received initial surgery and radiotherapy for a local recurrence. After 11 months another local recurrence as well as a progression of the pulmonary metastases was documented. As tumor biopsies revealed the expression of the EGF receptor an individual… CONTINUE READING

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