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Urachal carcinoma with liver, lung, and brain metastases: benefit of a new combination chemotherapy (bevacizumab, 5-fluorouracil, irinotecan) – case report

Author(s): Dekoninck J | Demetter P | Geurs F | De Loecker R

Journal: Clinical Oncology in Adolescents and Young Adults
ISSN 2230-2263

Volume: 2011;
Issue: default;
Start page: 11;
Date: 2011;
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J Dekoninck1, P Demetter2, Filip Geurs1, R De Loecker31Department of Medical Oncology, Regional Hospital Sint Maria, Halle, Belgium; 2Department of Pathology, Hopital Erasme – Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Anderlecht, Belgium; 3Department of Laboratory, Regional Hospital Sint Maria, Halle, BelgiumAbstract: After failure of cisplatin-based chemotherapy for metastatic urachal carcinoma, a 16-year-old patient presents with diffuse liver-, lung-, and brain metastases. The K-ras mutation is present in the liver as well as in the primary resected specimen. The regimen was therefore changed to bevacizumab, 5-fluorouracil, and irinotecan. This led to a partial response which lasted 7 months.Keywords: K-ras mutation, urachal cancer, adenocarcinoma
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