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A pilot study of volumetric-modulated arc therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma

Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 2016 March [Link] Runxiao L1, Yankun C1, Lan W Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an extremely difficult disease to treat. This pilot study investigates the feasibility of using volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), and compares VMAT to static field intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for five […]

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Radiation therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma

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Large primary pleural synovial sarcoma with severe dyspnea: a case report

Surgical Case Reports [Epub 2017 February 15] [Link] Yamaki M, Yonehara S, Noriyuki T Abstract BACKGROUND: Synovial sarcoma is a malignant neoplasm of soft tissues. It occurs mainly in the extremities and is closely related to tendons, tendon sheaths, and bursal structures. Primary synovial sarcoma of the pleura and lungs is extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: […]

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Prognostication and monitoring of mesothelioma using biomarkers: a systematic review

British Journal of Cancer 2017 February 7 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Arnold DT, De Fonseka D, Hamilton FW, Rahman NM3, Maskell NA Abstract BACKGROUND: Radiological markers of treatment response and prognostication in malignant pleural mesothelioma have limitations due to the morphology of the disease. Serum or pleural fluid biomarkers that could act as an […]

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Geographic and socioeconomic factors in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma in New South Wales and their impact upon clinical outcomes

Respirology 2017 January 31 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Linton A, Soeberg M, Broome R, Kao S, van Zandwijk N Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Whilst the impact of clinicopathological factors on the prognosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is well understood, socioeconomic and geographic factors have received less attention. We analysed the relationship between geographic […]

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Malignant pericardial mesothelioma : A systematic review of current practice

Herz 2017 January 27 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Cao S, Jin S, Cao J, Shen J, Zhang H, Meng 1, Pan B, Yu Y. Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant mesothelioma is a rare but aggressive tumor, with a high misdiagnosis rate and overall bleak prognosis. In 0.7% of all cases, the origin is the pericardium. METHODS: […]

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Small bowel metastasis from pancreatic cancer in a long-term survival patient with synchronous advanced malignant pleural mesothelioma: A case report and literature review

Oncology Letters 2016 December [Epub 2016 October] [Link] Fasano M, Corte CM, Vicidomini G, Scotti V, Rambaldi PF, Fiorelli A, Accardo M, De Vita F, Santini M, Ciardiello F, Morgillo F Abstract Diffuse malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive tumor that originates from the surface of the pleura. Approximately 70% of cases are associated […]

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Role of postoperative radiotherapy in the management of malignant pleural mesothelioma : A propensity score matching of the SEER database

Clinical Oncology Department, Ain Shams University [2017 January 2] [Link] Abdel-Rahman O Abstract INTRODUCTION: This study assessed the prognostic impact of postoperative radiotherapy in patients with surgically resected malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). METHODS: MPM patients diagnosed between 2000 and 2013 were identified from the SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results) database. A propensity-matched analysis was […]

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Chest wall resection for mesothelioma recurrence after surgery

Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals 2016 November [Epub 2016 October 9] [Link] Bertoglio P, Fanucchi O, Ricciardi S, Chella A, Lucchi M, Mussi A Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an aggressive and usually fatal disease, and its optimal management is still under debate. Surgery for recurrent malignant mesothelioma has been reported rarely in highly selected […]

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Extrapleural Pneumonectomy for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: A Novel Mini-Invasive Technique

Innovations (Philadelphia, PA) 2016 December 6 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Caronia FP1, Fiorelli A, Santini M, Arrigo E Abstract We report a novel less-invasive extrapleural pneumonectomy for early-stage malignant pleural mesothelioma without rib spreading. Our approach is unique and differed from the previously reported cases, because we used one skin incision and two small […]

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