A practical guide from the international thymic malignancy interest group (ITMIG) regarding the radiographic assessment of treatment response of thymic epithelial tumors using modified RECIST criteria

Marcelo F. Benveniste, Robert J. Korst, Arun Rajan, Frank C. Detterbeck, Edith M. Marom

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    Abstract

    Measuring tumor response to chemotherapy is important for both clinical decision-making and for multi-institutional studies. Thymoma tends to spread along the pleura: A challenge for accurate tumor measurement. Inaccurate and inconsistent tumor measurements often compromise results from clinical trials that are dependent on identifying response rate and progression-free survival. In this article, we sought to provide a practical guide on how to measure thymoma by the International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group's recommendations for standard outcome measures. The aim of this article is to clarify this measuring technique, lead to consistency between institutions, and minimize intra-And interobserver variability.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)S119-S124
    JournalJournal of Thoracic Oncology
    Volume9
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Sep 2014

    Keywords

    • International thymic malignancy interest group
    • Response measurement
    • Thymic neoplasm

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Oncology
    • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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