Anaplastic giant and spindle‐cell carcinoma of the thyroid. A different therapeutic approach

Peter F. Casterline, Darrell A. Jaques, Hans Blom, Leonard Wartofsky

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Abstract

The prognosis of giant and spindle cell carcinoma of the thyroid is extremely poor. It does appear, however, that a multidisciplinary approach to treatment of this aggressive cancer is more effective than a single‐treatment modality. Operative ablation of gross tumor, postoperative irradiation therapy, and chemotherapy have demonstrated encouraging results. A different therapeutic approach with the addition of immunotherapy to surgical resection, postoperative irradiation, and chemotherapy is described in this case report. The preliminary result is encouraging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1689-1692
Number of pages4
JournalCancer
Volume45
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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