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Vol 9, No 6 (2013)
Case report
Published online: 2014-01-28
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Systemic therapy for advanced anal canal carcinoma. Case report and a review of the literature

Krystyna Serkies, Anna Romanowska, Jacek Jassem
Onkol. Prak. Klin 2013;9(6):245-249.

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Vol 9, No 6 (2013)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2014-01-28

Abstract

Carcinoma of the anal canal is a relatively rare malignancy. Distant metastases of this tumour are uncommon, and the knowledge on the efficacy of systemic treatment of disseminated disease is scarce. We report a case of a woman with metastatic anal canal carcinoma after primary definitive chemoradiotherapy who was treated with chemotherapy and cetuximab. We also review the literature on systemic treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic anal canal carcinoma.

Abstract

Carcinoma of the anal canal is a relatively rare malignancy. Distant metastases of this tumour are uncommon, and the knowledge on the efficacy of systemic treatment of disseminated disease is scarce. We report a case of a woman with metastatic anal canal carcinoma after primary definitive chemoradiotherapy who was treated with chemotherapy and cetuximab. We also review the literature on systemic treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic anal canal carcinoma.
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Keywords

anal canal carcinoma, chemotherapy, cetuximab

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Title

Systemic therapy for advanced anal canal carcinoma. Case report and a review of the literature

Journal

Oncology in Clinical Practice

Issue

Vol 9, No 6 (2013)

Article type

Case report

Pages

245-249

Published online

2014-01-28

Bibliographic record

Onkol. Prak. Klin 2013;9(6):245-249.

Keywords

anal canal carcinoma
chemotherapy
cetuximab

Authors

Krystyna Serkies
Anna Romanowska
Jacek Jassem

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