Outcome of nonsurgical treatment for locally advanced thymic tumors.

@article{Wang2016OutcomeON,
  title={Outcome of nonsurgical treatment for locally advanced thymic tumors.},
  author={Chang-lu Wang and Lan-ting Gao and Chang-xing Lv and Lei Zhu and Wen-tao Fang},
  journal={Journal of thoracic disease},
  year={2016},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={
          705-10
        }
}
BACKGROUND Surgical resection remains the mainstay of treatment for patients with early-staged thymic tumors, while chemotherapy is most commonly used in stage IV cases. As for locally advanced thymic tumors, especially those unsuitable for surgery, the optimal therapy is still controversial. Thus, we conducted this retrospective study by comparing three nonsurgical treatment modalities to find some clues. METHODS Three treatment modalities were used in 42 patients from October 2000 to… CONTINUE READING

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