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International Journal of Health and Pharmaceutical Medicine, 2020, 1(4); doi: 10.38007/IJHPM.2020.010406.

Case Report of Anlotinib in Advanced Thymic Cancer


Amare Jain and Saader Metawan

Corresponding Author:
Amare Jain

Madhyanchal Professional University, India


Thymoma is a rare mediastinal tumor that originates from thymic epithelial cells. The current treatment of thymoma depends on the benign and malignant degree of the tumor. Thymic carcinoma is very rare, it is invasive, the prognosis is poor, and the patient has a short survival time. At present, there is no standard treatment mode. Most scholars prefer comprehensive treatment. Anlotinib is a new type of small-molecule multi-target tyrosine kinase inhibitor independently developed by China. It has anti-tumor angiogenesis and inhibits tumor growth, and has good safety and tolerance. Anlotinib can be used for the treatment of advanced thymic cancer, or it can achieve the purpose of treatment. We report a case of patients with advanced thymic cancer who responded to anlotinib hydrochloride after failing third-line treatment. The patient was diagnosed with advanced thymic cancer (stage IVb) in our hospital on March 10, 2016. She was given cisplatin + paclitaxel for 4 cycles, followed by sequential chest and neck radiotherapy. The second line was given 6 cycles of cyclophosphamide + pirorubium Bistar + Nedaplatin chemotherapy; three lines of 4 cycles of gemcitabine + nedaplatin chemotherapy; four lines of anilotinib monotherapy, as of the latest review, the patient's progression-free survival reached 10 months. Rotini is light and safe and controllable. This is the first report of anlotinib hydrochloride in the treatment of advanced thymic cancer. More clinical studies are still needed to confirm the efficacy and safety of anlotinib in the treatment of thymic cancer.


Thymic Cancer, Antiangiogenic Drugs, Anlotinib, Advanced Tumors, Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors

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Amare Jain and Saader Metawan. Case Report of Anlotinib in Advanced Thymic Cancer. International Journal of Health and Pharmaceutical Medicine (2020), Vol. 1, Issue 4: 64-79. https://doi.org/10.38007/IJHPM.2020.010406.


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