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Abstract Title:

Spontaneous regression of locally advanced nonsmall cell lung cancer: A case report.

Abstract Source:

Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug ;97(31):e11291. PMID: 30075496

Abstract Author(s):

Kiat Huat Ooi, Timothy Cheo, Gwyneth Shook Ting Soon, Cheng Nang Leong

Article Affiliation:

Kiat Huat Ooi


RATIONALE: Spontaneous regression of non-small cell lung cancer is exceptionally rare.

PATIENT CONCERNS: Treatment-related toxicity.

DIAGNOSES: We report a case of a patient diagnosed with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer.

INTERVENTIONS: The patient declined potentially curative treatment, and did not receive any anti-cancer treatment.

OUTCOMES: He has survived more than two years since his initial diagnosis, maintaining his good performance status. Serial imaging with computed tomography scans showed tumour regression and near-complete resolution of his disease.

LESSONS: Spontaneous regression of non-small cell lung cancer, by virtue of its scarcity, has not been well-studied and is poorly understood. Further studies are required, in order to clarify the mechanisms by which spontaneous regression occurs, and possibly identify new targets for cancer treatment.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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