European Journal of Cardio-Throacic Surgery 2017 April [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Marulli G, Breda C, Fontana P, Ratto GB, Leoncini G, Alloisio M, Infante M, Luzzi L, Paladini P, Oliaro A, Ruffini E, Benvenuti MR, Pariscenti G, Spaggiari L, Casiraghi M, Rusca M, Carbognani P, Ampollini L, Facciolo F, Leuzzi G, Mucilli F, Camplese […]
April 26, 2017
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Acta Chirugica Belgica 2017 June [Link] Domen A, De Laet C, Vanderbruggen W, Gielis J, Hendriks JM, Lauwers P, Janssens A, Hiddinga B, Van Meerbeeck JP, Van Schil PE Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare but aggressive neoplasm that typically originates from the mesothelial surfaces of the pleural cavity. Exposure to asbestos […]
April 22, 2017
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Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology 2017 March 29 [Epub ahead of print] [
April 4, 2017
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Journal of Thoracic Oncology 2017 March [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Shaikh F, Zauderer MG, von Reibnitz D, Wu AJ, Yorke ED, Foster A, Shi W, Zhang Z, Adusumilli PS, Rosenzweig KE, Krug LM, Rusch VW, Rimner A Abstract INTRODUCTION: Higher target conformity and better sparing of organs at risk with modern radiotherapy (RT) may […]
April 1, 2017
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The European Respiratory Journal 2017 March 15 [Print 2017] [Link] de Perrot M, Dong Z, Bradbury P, Patsios D, Keshavjee S, Leighl NB, Hope A, Feld R, Cho J Abstract Tumour thickness was assessed to determine if this parameter could refine patients’ selection for multimodality therapy in malignant pleural mesothelioma.We reviewed 65 consecutive treatment-naïve malignant […]
March 17, 2017
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The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2017 March [Epub November 5] [Link] Friedberg JS, Simone CB 2nd, Culligan MJ, Barsky AR, Doucette A, McNulty S, Hahn SM, Alley E, Sterman DH, Glatstein E, Cengel KA Abstract BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess survival for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), epithelial subtype, utilizing […]
March 9, 2017
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Lung Cancer International [Epub 2017 January] [Link] Shavelle R, Vavra-Musser K, Lee J, Brooks J Abstract Background. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer with a historically dire prognosis. We sought to calculate life expectancies for patients with pleural or peritoneal mesothelioma, both at time of diagnosis and several years later, and to examine whether survival has […]
February 28, 2017
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European Journal of Cancer 2017 February [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Papadatos-Pastos D, Roda D, De Miguel Luken MJ, Petruckevitch A, Jalil A, Capelan M, Michalarea V, Lima J, Diamantis N, Bhosle J, Molife LR, Banerji U, de Bono JS, Popat S, O’Brien ME, Yap TA. Abstract BACKGROUND: We have previously reported a prognostic score […]
February 21, 2017
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Oncologist 2017 February 10 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Wang X1, Wang X, Hodgson L, George SL, Sargent DJ, Foster NR, Kishor Ganti A, Stinchcombe TE, Crawford J, Kratzke R, Adjei AA, Kindler HL, Vokes EE, Pang H Abstract PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether progression-free survival (PFS) can be considered […]
February 16, 2017
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European Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 Janury 29 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Sugarbaker PH, Chang D Abstract PURPOSE: Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare disease with about 300 new cases per year in the USA. Its natural history is described as local progression within the peritoneal space in the absence of liver metastases […]
February 14, 2017
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