Prolonged Survival After Dichloroacetate Treatment of Non-Small-Cell Lung Carcinoma-Related Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis

Walter Lemmo, Gerard Tan

Abstract


Here we present an observational case report of a 49-year-old female, non-smoker, having a poor performance status with non-small-cell lung cancer and leptomeningeal carcinomatosis (LMC), who upon introduction of oral dichloroacetate (DCA) survived approximately 64 weeks (454 days) following palliative whole brain radiation without the need for chemotherapy or further targeted therapy to specifically address the LMC. To our knowledge, this is the first case report incorporating the use of DCA in LMC. Our findings are discussed in the context of previously reported applications of DCA in malignancies of the central nervous system.




J Med Cases. 2016;7(4):136-142
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jmc2456w


Keywords


Dichloroacetate; Dichloroacetic acid; Non-small-cell lung cancer; Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis

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