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Oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy for the treatment of a metastatic carcinoid tumor

  • Eric D. Tetzlaff
  • Jaffer A. AjaniEmail author
Case Report

Abstract

Carcinoid tumors are rare and often resistant to chemotherapy agents. Although a slow-growing tumor, patients can have significant morbidity associated with carcinoid syndrome and patients will often die as a result of tumor progression. We report the first case of a patient with a metastatic carcinoid tumor to respond to an oxaliplatin-based regimen. Further studies are needed to validate this observation.

Key Words

Carcinoid chromogranin A interferon alpha octreotide oxaliplatin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology and Digestive SystemsThe University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterHouston

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