Thalidomide and Radiotherapy for Metastatic Angiosarcoma

Thalidomide is a sedative that was originally designed to cure morning sickness  but was recalled after it was found to cause severe birth defects. In this study, a 62 year old male with metastatic angiosarcoma was treated with a combination of thalidomide and radiation therapy and remains cancer free (10yrs to date). I like this study because it shows the potential benefits of adjuvant treatment using drugs that were designed for a completely different purpose.

Angiosarcoma of the Liver with Metastasis to the Cervical Spine Cured with the Treatment of Thalidomide and Radiotherapy.

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