Clinical characteristics and outcomes for patients with thymic carcinoma evaluation of Masaoka staging Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Thymoma
  • Thymus Neoplasms

abstract

  • We describe the clinical features of a large series of patients with thymic carcinoma in North America. The Masaoka staging system effectively prognosticated OS and RFS. Patients with stage IVb LN-only disease had significantly better OS as compared with patients with distant metastasis with a subset of patients sustaining long-term RFS with multimodality therapy. If validated, these data would support a revised staging system with subclassification of stage IVb disease into two groups.

publication date

  • January 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4663074

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/JTO.0000000000000363

PubMed ID

  • 25393794

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1810

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 9

number

  • 12