CQ38. Does Combined Modality Therapy for Anaplastic Carcinoma Improve Prognosis?

  • Kiminori Sugino
  • Naoyoshi Onoda


Most anaplastic carcinomas are locally progressive and show distant metastasis at diagnosis. To control local and distant lesions and improve the survival rates and QOL, combined modality therapy is performed. In the past, responders obtained prolonged survival rates, although there are no reports for effective regimens. However, therapy evaluation should be performed frequently and a change of therapeutic strategy is necessary when the current treatment is judged ineffective.


Distant Metastasis External Beam Radiotherapy Effective Regimen Weekly Paclitaxel Anaplastic Carcinoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryIto HospitalTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Surgical OncologyOsaka City University Graduate School of MedicineOsakaJapan

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