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Dose-dense Chemotherapy for Disseminated Thymoma Reported  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
Cancer ConsultantsResearchers from Japan have reported that dose-dense chemotherapy is effective for the treatment of patients with Stage IV thymoma. ...

Myasthenia of the Heart  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Archives of NeurologyThat MG and myocardial pathology may occur in association with thymoma (especially invasive thymoma) has later been well established. ...

Benefit slated for area man  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Brazil TimesJust last month, Clay Sheffer, 23, Terre Haute, was diagnosed with Thymoma Cancer. Thymoma Cancer strikes the thymus, a small gland that lies under the ...

Search in our News Channels  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎ (press release)...with IV-administered belinostat include studies in hepatocellular, thymoma, Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), and other solid nd hematologic cancers. ...

SHAVERTOWN — Sarah Flannery and her parents had to scramble.  -  ‎Nov 1, 2009‎
Wilkes Barre Times-LeaderJust several days after graduating from Dallas High School in June, the former volleyball star was diagnosed with a rare cancer called thymoma. ...

Weak muscles are primary feature of myasthenia  -  07 Aug 2009
SunJournal.comIf the thymus gland has a tumor - a thymoma - removal of the tumor can end myasthenia symptoms. Even without a tumor, sometimes thymus-gland removal

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac  -  07 Aug 2009
Mackinac Island Town Crier (subscription) (subscription)A chest X-ray and computed tomography (CT scan) may be done to look for enlargement of the thymus gland (thymoma), behind the upper end of the sternum,

Comparison of patterns of relapse in thymic carcinoma and thymoma  -  ‎Jul 20, 2009‎
The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryThe overall 5-year survival was significantly different between patients with thymic carcinoma and those with thymoma (thymic carcinoma, 53%; thymoma, 89%;

The role of a pseudocapsula in thymic epithelial tumors: outcome ...  -  ‎Jul 15, 2009‎
7thSpace Interactive (press release)Treatment of thymoma is often based on observation of only a few patients. Surgical resection is considered to be the most important step.

Substance Use Disorders in Schizophrenia—Clinical Implications of ...  -  ‎Aug 4, 2009‎
MedscapeDA and other catecholamines, such as catechol-O-methyltransferase, V-akt murine thymoma viral oncogene homolog 1 (AKT1), and Monoamine oxidase A (MAOA).

Simms Cove saves a life  -  Dec 22, 2008
Yorke Peninsula Country Times,A massive, absolutely massive thymoma (cancer of the thymus, a very rare form). My daughter then got me in to see an oncologist, who after studying the

Enhancing Neurotransmission Mediated by NMDA Receptors  -  Dec 8, 2008
Psychiatric Times,...the V-akt murine thymoma viral oncogene homolog gene 1, the regulator of G-protein signaling gene 4, and the metabotropic glutamate receptor gene 3.

Moreno, Pringle Smile—for Cameras; Chris Cox’s Side  -  Jun 28, 2008
Orange County Business Journal,On a happier note, Cox tells the Insider that after several doctor visits following his 2006 surgery for removal of a tumor in his chest cavity (thymoma),

Robotic surgery at AIIMS for rare neuro disorder  -  Jun 23, 2008
Times of India,Incidentally, thymectomy is also done on patients with thymic carcinoma (a rare type of thymus gland cancer) and non-metastic thymoma.

Rosetta Genomics Reports First Quarter 2008 Financial Results  -  21 May 2008 (press release),...small-cell lung cancer, neuroendocrine tumors vs. non-small cell lung cancer, lung cancer vs. thymoma, and carcinoid vs. other neuroendocrine tumors.

Rosetta Genomics Reports First Quarter 2008 Financial Results  -  21 May 2008
PR Newswire UK (press release),...small-cell lung cancer, neuroendocrine tumors vs. non-small cell lung cancer, lung cancer vs. thymoma, and carcinoid vs. other neuroendocrine tumors.

Beating the odds  -  26 Mar 2008
New Baltimore Voice Newspapers,But, if that wasn't difficult enough, Marv Brossoit, Lois' husband of 38 years, was diagnosed with malignant thymoma - a tumor originating from the thymus

IgG Anti-Cardiomyocyte Antibodies in Giant Cell Myocarditis  -  Mar 3, 2008
Annals of Clinical & Laboratory Science (subscription),It is considered to be an autoimmune disease and is frequently associated with other conditions, in particular thymoma and myasthenia gravis.

Walsh's Young looks to future  -  Mar 7, 2008
Akron Beacon Journal,Weems lost his mother, Brenda, on April 15, 2006, after a long battle with malignant thymoma, a disease in which cancer cells are found in the tissues of

Rosetta Genomics Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2007 ...  -  Feb 29, 2008
PR Newswire (press release),...non-small cell lung cancer, lung cancer vs. thymoma, and carcinoid vs. other neuroendocrine tumors. - Identified specific microRNAs that are markers to

CRGN: Begins Ph II Trial of IV Belinostat for Thymoma and Thymic ...  -  Dec 19, 2007
Trading Markets (press release),Thymoma and thymic carcinoma are rare tumors of the thymus with fewer than 1000 patients diagnosed in the United States per year.

CuraGen And TopoTarget Commences Phase II Study Of Belinostat To ...  -  Dec 19, 2007
Trading Markets (press release),...trail of intravenous Belinostat, a small molecule histone deacytylase inhibitor, to treat patients with previously treated thymoma and thymic carcinoma.

CuraGen and TopoTarget Announce Initiation of an NCI-sponsored ...  -  Dec 19, 2007
CNNMoney.comPatients with either thymoma or thymic carcinoma who have received at least one prior platinum-containing chemotherapy regimen are eligible for enrollment.

Feasibility of multimodality therapy including extended resections ...  -  Dec 11, 2007
The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryResults: During the period from 1996 to 2006, 18 patients who had Masaoka stage IVA thymoma underwent surgical resection. All patients received preoperative

CuraGen, TopoTarget Begin Patient Dosing In Phase II Clinical ...  -  Dec 19, 2007
Trading Markets (press release),...trial examining the efficacy and safety of intravenous belinostat for the treatment of patients with previously-treated thymoma and thymic carcinoma.

CuraGen, TopoTarget Dose First Patients in Belinostat Trial  -  Dec 19, 2007
FDA news (subscription),...begun a Phase II trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of intravenous belinostat in patients with previously treated thymoma and thymic carcinoma.

Market Report -- In Play (WIRES)  -  Dec 19, 2007
MSN Money...a small molecule histone deacetylase inhibitor, for the treatment of patients with previously-treated thymoma and thymic carcinoma.

Singing to save OutSpoken  -  Dec 14, 2007
The Free Lance-Star,He's battling thymoma, a tumor of the thymus, a small immune system organ near the breastplate. Catlett's tumor has grown large--nearly 10 pounds--and is in

General Thoracic Surgery  -  Dec 11, 2007
The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular the point that medical therapy alone is probably insufficient and that surgery remains essential in the treatment of thymoma.

Mucocutaneous Candidiasis Facts and Mucocutaneous Candidiasis ...  -  Dec 15, 2007
American Chronicle,Delayed or adult onset of the disease is reported and can be associated with thymoma, myasthenia gravis, and bone marrow abnormalities.

Full Text  -  Dec 13, 2007
Science Magazine (subscription)Although an early study of an AKR mouse thymoma cited by Kennedy et al. (6) reported that <1% of cells were tumorigenic (7), it used a less sensitive,

This Month in Archives of Neurology  -  Dec 10, 2007
Archives of Neurology...combinations of genetic polymorphisms individually associated with myasthenia gravis synergize in predisposing to thymoma and antititin antibodies.

complete information on myasthenia gravis  -  Nov 4, 2007
American Chronicle,...about 15% of people with myasthenia gravis have thymoma (a tumor formed by thymus gland tissue). remissions occur in about 25% of people with this

sister's memory drives triathlete  -  Nov 8, 2007
Dallas Morning News,...which fostered a desire to continue training. he then decided to raise money to help fight thymoma cancer, the type his sister had. through research,

cancer center’s benefactor gives generous ‘gift of hope’  -  Nov 1, 2007
New Haven Register (subscription),46, of marlborough, put a face on the disease when he told his story of surviving stage four thymoma, a rare cancer of the thymus, which was diagnosed

imc-a12 efficacious in patients with advanced solid tumours ...  -  Oct 30, 2007
DG News...experiencing stable disease for 3.5 months, said dr. rothenberg and colleagues. in addition, one patient with thymoma of the right anterior mediastinum

Will plant help dog with cancerous tumor?  -  Sep 23, 2007,PATTY KHULY Q:My dog Beebop has been diagnosed with a rare tumor in his neck called a thymoma. It's so big the specialists don't want to remove it

Background information on Thymoma [When available]

In medicine (oncology), thymoma is a neoplasm of the thymus. It is a rare disease, best known for its enigmatic association with the neuromuscular disorder myasthenia gravis. There are benign and malignant forms, which present similarly.

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