Radiotherapy for thymic neoplasms

Clifton D. Fuller, Emma H. Ramahi, Noel Aherne, Tony Y. Eng, Charles R. Thomas

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Abstract

The role of radiotherapy in the treatment of thymoma and thymic carcinoma has been evaluated by many investigators over the past two decades. The low incidence of these neoplasms has limited most published studies to small series spanning long time intervals or population-based studies. The exact indications and protocols for the use of radiotherapy as a part of the multidisciplinary approach to thymoma and thymic carcinoma are still unclear. However, a review of recent literature shows potential benefits for certain patients based on stage and grade of disease as well as the extent of surgical resection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S327-S335
JournalJournal of Thoracic Oncology
Volume5
Issue number10 SUPPL. 4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2010

Keywords

  • Radiotherapy
  • SEER database
  • Surgical resections
  • Thymic carcinoma
  • Thymoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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    Fuller, C. D., Ramahi, E. H., Aherne, N., Eng, T. Y., & Thomas, C. R. (2010). Radiotherapy for thymic neoplasms. Journal of Thoracic Oncology, 5(10 SUPPL. 4), S327-S335. https://doi.org/10.1097/JTO.0b013e3181f20ec4