Comparison of patterns of relapse in thymic carcinoma and thymoma Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Thymoma
  • Thymus Neoplasms

abstract

  • Patterns of relapse differ significantly between patients with thymic carcinoma and those with thymoma, with lower progression-free survival, earlier onset, and more distant relapses in patients with thymic carcinoma. Given the greater propensity for distant failures, the inclusion of systemic therapy in the treatment of thymic carcinoma might take on greater importance. Despite significantly higher rates of distant relapse, good overall survival in patients with thymic carcinoma can be achieved.

publication date

  • July 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4151511

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2009.03.033

PubMed ID

  • 19577051

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 26

end page

  • 31

volume

  • 138

number

  • 1