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Thymoma (Thymic Carcinoma) Summary

Description: A neoplasm originating from thymic tissue, usually benign, and frequently encapsulated. Although it is occasionally invasive, metastases are extremely rare. It consists of any type of thymic epithelial cell as well as lymphocytes that are usually abundant. Malignant lymphomas that involve the thymus, e.g., lymphosarcoma, Hodgkin's disease (previously termed granulomatous thymoma), should not be regarded as thymoma. (From Stedman, 25th ed)

Also Known As: Thymic Carcinoma; Carcinomas, Thymic; Thymic Carcinomas; Thymomas; Carcinoma, Thymic

Networked: 3054 relevant articles (202 outcomes, 237 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Thymoma

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Cisplatin (Platino) : 13 outcomes 10 studies in 65 results : FDA 6 Generic
  2. Doxorubicin (Adriamycin) : 11 outcomes 5 studies in 40 results : FDA 12 Generic
  3. Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) : 11 outcomes 4 studies in 35 results : FDA 10 Generic
  4. Carboplatin (JM8) : 6 outcomes 6 studies in 18 results : FDA 29 Generic
  5. Antibodies : 4 outcomes 18 studies in 237 results : IBA
  6. Prednisone (Sone) : 4 outcomes 3 studies in 21 results : FDA 119 Generic
  7. Vincristine (Oncovin) : 4 outcomes 2 studies in 19 results : FDA 17 Generic
  8. Tacrolimus (Prograf) : 4 outcomes 2 studies in 14 results : FDA 7 Generic
  9. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids) : 4 outcomes in 23 results : IBA
  10. Cyclosporine (Ciclosporin) : 4 outcomes in 20 results : FDA 20 Generic
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Diseases Related to Thymoma

  1. Thymoma (Thymic Carcinoma)
  2. Myasthenia Gravis
  3. Neoplasms (Cancer)
  4. Hyperplasia
  5. Anemia
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Key Therapies for Thymoma

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  1. Thymectomy : 62 outcomes 41 studies in 501 results
  2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 33 outcomes 26 studies in 272 results
  3. Radiotherapy : 19 outcomes 17 studies in 174 results
  4. Combination Drug Therapy (Combination Chemotherapy) : 10 outcomes 3 studies in 36 results
  5. Transplants (Transplant) : 5 outcomes in 33 results
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