Physicians Treating Patients

For Physicians Treating Patients

If you are a physician treating one of your first thymic cancer patients, then you no doubt are looking for resources to help you make diagnostic and treatment decisions. You might also be seeking references to help you discuss thymic cancer with your patient and a reference source to refer your patient to for further information and support.

  • Please let your patient know of this website and of the Foundation’s Forum in Yahoo.
  • Contact us to request literature for your patient and/or their family.
  • Use this link College of American Pathologists Protocol for Thymic Tumors to access an important document that reflects the current thought on the pathologic classification, staging, and diagnosis of thymic tumors. Please consider sharing this report with your institution’s pathology department if it did not provide you with classification information.
  • Access the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology section on Thymic Malignancies.
  • Refer to the Research Library to access studies and other literature.
  • Patient Stories includes anecdotal records of patient cases.
  • The Foundation maintains a Thymic Patient Contact Registry. Please encourage your patients to take part in the registry.
  • The Foundation has created and has partnered with the International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group (ITMIG) to serve as the professional leadership group for thymic disease. We strongly encourage you to join ITMIG. If you are interested in joining ITMIG, or in contacting members of ITMIG, please contact Pam Bruce at or see the consortia website at

If you need any information, please contact the Foundation at 973-714-7300, or by email at


The Foundation created and has partnered with the International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group (ITMIG), a scientific and academic organization devoted to the study of thymic malignancies. Click to go to the ITMIG website