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Epithelial Thymic Neoplasms

  • Mayndra Mychelle Landgraf
  • Daiane Pereira Guimarães
  • Hakaru Tadokoro
  • Ramon Andrade De MelloEmail author
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Abstract

The thymic epithelial tumors represent a heterogeneous group of thoracic cancers that originate in the thymus and are in the anterior mediastinum (de Jong WK, Blaauwgeers JL, Schaapveld M et al. Eur J Cancer 44:123–130, 2008). They are classified according to the World Health Organization (WHO) in Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma (Marx A, Chan JK, Coindre JM et al. J Thorac Oncol 10:1383–1395, 2015). Thymomas may spread locally, but thymic carcinomas are much more aggressive (Proceedings of the First International Conference on Thymic Malignancies. August 20–21, 2009. Bethesda, Maryland, USA. J Thorac Oncol 2010;5:S259–S370, 2009).

Keywords

Oncology Chemotherapy Thoracic oncology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mayndra Mychelle Landgraf
    • 1
  • Daiane Pereira Guimarães
    • 2
  • Hakaru Tadokoro
    • 3
  • Ramon Andrade De Mello
    • 4
    • 5
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Medical Oncology, São Paulo University HospitalFederal University of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Division of Medical OncologyFederal University of São Paulo – UNIFESPSão PauloBrazil
  3. 3.Division of Medical Oncology, Escola Paulista de MedicinaFederal University of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  4. 4.Division of Medical OncologyFederal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) & Hospital Israelita Albert EinsteinSão PauloBrazil
  5. 5.Department of Biomedical Sciences and MedicineUniversity of AlgarveFaroPortugal

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