Malignant mixed mesodermal tumours: biology and clinical aspects

C Gourley, A Al-Nafussi, M Abdulkader, J F Smyth, H Gabra

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Abstract

Mixed mesodermal tumours (MMTs) are relatively rare gynaecological tumours that have been poorly studied in clinical and molecular terms. They are chemosensitive (at least initially), although ultimately they have a poor prognosis. The biology of the tumour is fascinating in view of its composition of both epithelial and mesenchymal entities. We review herein the literature on the clinical and biological aspects of this malignancy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1437-46
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean journal of cancer (Oxford, England : 1990)
Volume38
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2002

Keywords

  • Antineoplastic Agents
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Female
  • Genital Neoplasms, Female
  • Humans
  • Mixed Tumor, Malignant
  • Mixed Tumor, Mesodermal
  • Prognosis

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