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Complete radiographic response of primary pulmonary angiosarcomas following gemcitabine and taxotere.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18243404     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A small number of patients with angiosarcoma present each year, even fewer of whom have their primary origin site in the lungs. As such, specific treatments are not well defined for this tumor type. We report that the combination of gemcitabine and docetaxel may be an effective regimen for the treatment of angiosarcoma, as illustrated by the complete radiological response observed. In this case report, we review the clinical characteristics, prevalence and treatment options for angiosarcoma. In particular, we review the potential pitfalls and important attributes that should inform diagnosis.
Authors:
Rachel Wilson; Selina Glaros; Richard K J Brown; Claire Michael; David Reisman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-02-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lung cancer (Amsterdam, Netherlands)     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0169-5002     ISO Abbreviation:  Lung Cancer     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-30     Completed Date:  2008-09-16     Revised Date:  2013-06-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8800805     Medline TA:  Lung Cancer     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  131-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use*
Deoxycytidine / administration & dosage,  analogs & derivatives
Hemangiosarcoma / drug therapy*
Humans
Lung Neoplasms / drug therapy*
Male
Middle Aged
Positron-Emission Tomography
Taxoids / administration & dosage
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Taxoids; 15H5577CQD/docetaxel; 951-77-9/Deoxycytidine; B76N6SBZ8R/gemcitabine

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