Treatment Principles

First-line Combination Chemotherapy Regimens

Before we go any further, it’s important that you understand that at Thymic Carcinoma Center, our primary goal is to simply enrich you with information that may not be easily available. By no means are we experts, and we urge you to seek medical advice in regards to your diagnosis.


National Cancer Institude defines systemic therapy as treatment using substances that travel through the bloodstream, reaching and affecting cells all over the body (1)

In not-so-fancy terms, systemic therapy is simply referred to as chemotherapy, and if you’re one of the many sufferers of thymoma or thymic carcinoma around the world, it is likely that this will be your first line of treatment.


• Cisplatin 50 mg/m2 IV day 1

• Doxorubicin 50 mg/m2 IV day 1

• Cyclophosphamide 500 mg/m2 IV day 1

Administered every 3 weeks

Thymic Carcinoma

• Carboplatin/paclitaxel6,7
• Carboplatin AUC 6
• Paclitaxel 200 mg/m2

Administered every 3 weeks

Every cancer is rather unique, and your chemotherapy will likely differ based on your own condition, and how the treatment may effect your body. We encourage you to work closely with your medical team to decipher your treatment path.


The above information is sourced from NCCN Guidelines as published by National Comprehensive Cancer Network.


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