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Oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy for the treatment of a metastatic carcinoid tumor.

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  • 1Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology and Digestive Systems, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77005, USA.

Abstract

Carcinoid tumors are rare and often resistant to chemotherapy agents. Although a slow-growing tumor, patients can have significant morbidity associated with carcinoid syndrome and patients will often die as a result of tumor progression. We report the first case of a patient with a metastatic carcinoid tumor to respond to an oxaliplatin-based regimen. Further studies are needed to validate this observation.

PMID:
16227636
DOI:
10.1385/IJGC:36:1:055
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