Induction Therapy for Thymic Malignancies

Avedis Meneshian, Stephen C Yang

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Abstract

Thymic malignancies are rare tumors of the chest that express a broad range of biological behaviors. Surgery remains the mainstay of therapy, and complete surgical resection is the primary predictor of long-term survival. Although there is a paucity of clinical trials assessing the role of induction/adjuvant chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy in the treatment of thymic malignancies, existing data suggest that induction therapy should be offered for the treatment of advanced-stage disease, and postoperative radiation for specific stages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-89
Number of pages7
JournalThoracic Surgery Clinics
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2012

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Keywords

  • Induction therapy
  • Neoadjuvant therapy
  • Thymic carcinoma
  • Thymoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery

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Induction Therapy for Thymic Malignancies. / Meneshian, Avedis; Yang, Stephen C.

In: Thoracic Surgery Clinics, Vol. 22, No. 1, 02.2012, p. 83-89.

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Meneshian, Avedis ; Yang, Stephen C. / Induction Therapy for Thymic Malignancies. In: Thoracic Surgery Clinics. 2012 ; Vol. 22, No. 1. pp. 83-89.
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