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Engels EA. Epidemiology of thymoma and associated malignancies. J Thorac Oncol. 2010;5(10 Suppl 4):S260-S2605.

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National Cancer Institute. Physician Data Query (PDQ). Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma: Treatment. 9/17/2012. Accessed at www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/thymoma/healthprofessional on January 3, 2014.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). Practice Guidelines in Oncology: Thymomas and Thymic carcinomas. V.1.2014. Accessed at www.nccn.org on January 3, 2014.

Rajan A, Carter CA, Berman A, et al. Cixutumumab for patients with recurrent or refractory advanced thymic epithelial tumours: a multicentre, open-label, phase 2 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2014 Feb;15(2):191-200. Epub 2014 Jan 15.

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