The multimodality treatment of thymic carcinoma.

@article{Lucchi2001TheMT,
  title={The multimodality treatment of thymic carcinoma.},
  author={Marco Lucchi and Alfredo Mussi and Fulvio Basolo and Marcello Carlo Ambrogi and Gabriella Fontanini and Carlo Alberto Angeletti},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={566-9}
}
OBJECTIVES Thymic carcinoma is a rare neoplasm more invasive and with a poorer prognosis than ordinary thymoma. Complete curative resection is sometimes not possible, but good response rates to chemotherapy are reported in literature. We report our experience with seven cases of thymic carcinoma, who took part to a multimodality treatment including neoadjuvant chemotherapy, surgery and post-operative radiotherapy in our center. METHODS Since June 1989, seven previously untreated patients were… CONTINUE READING

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