Tumor-to-tumor metastasis: Breast cancer metastatic to thymic epithelial tumor

Roberto Moretto, Chiara A. Cella, Lucia Raimondo, Luigi Formisano, Lucia Nappi, Pasquale Rescigno, Carlo Buonerba, Filomena Calabrese, Margaret Ottaviano, Giuseppe Di Lorenzo, Elide Matano, Vincenzo Damiano, Giovannella Palmieri

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Tumor-to-tumor metastasis is a rare phenomenon, with around 150 cases being reported in the literature. Breast cancer is the second most commonly reported donor tumor after lung cancer, but thymic epithelial tumors have never been reported as recipient tumors. Furthermore, the thymus is rarely affected by metastases. To our knowledge, the present report is the first case of breast cancer metastatic to thymic epithelial tumor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)759-764
Number of pages6
JournalAnti-Cancer Drugs
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013


  • breast cancer
  • thymic epithelial tumors
  • tumor-to-tumor metastasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology


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