CQ53. Is Chemotherapy for Advanced Thyroid Carcinoma Effective?



The standard therapy for differentiated thyroid carcinoma is surgery and RAI therapy is postoperatively considered for patients with distant metastasis. Pathological lesions generally develop slowly, even when RAI therapy is not effective. In contrast, although the number is very small, there are patients with progressive pathological lesions that are difficult to control. This CQ examines the effectiveness of chemotherapy for these patients.


Public Health Adverse Effect United States Retrospective Study Distant Metastasis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Minoru Fujimori
    • 1
  • Hisato Hara
    • 2
  • Hidemitsu Tsutsui
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Breast SurgeryTokyo Medical University, Ibaraki Medical CenterAmimachi, InashikigunJapan
  2. 2.Department of Breast and Endocrine Surgery, Clinical Science, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human SciencesUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Thoracic and Thyroid SurgeryTokyo Medical UniversityTokyoJapan

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