Complementary Treatments in Thymic Neoplasms: Steroids and Octreotide

  • Liliana Montella
  • Giovannella Palmieri


Permanent control of disease in heavily pretreated patients with metastatic thymic tumors can be difficult to obtain [1]. Alternative treatment strategies have been tested. Following, we will focus on the basic knowledge supporting clinical treatment with steroids and/or somatostatin analogs in thymic epithelial tumors (TET).


Glucocorticoid Receptor Thymic Carcinoma Thymic Epithelial Cell Thymic Tumor Thymic Epithelial Tumor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Liliana Montella
    • 1
  • Giovannella Palmieri
    • 2
  1. 1.Medical Oncology Unit“San Giovanni di Dio” HospitalNaplesItaly
  2. 2.Molecular and Clinical Endocrinology and Oncology DepartmentUniversity “Federico II”NaplesItaly

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