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Surgery or surgeries used in the treatment of malignant mesothelioma.

Proton beam therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Translational Lung Cancer Research 2018 April 7 [Link] Badiyan SN, Molitoris JK, Zhu M, Glass E, Diwanji T, Simone CB Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare disease with a poor prognosis. Surgical techniques have made incremental improvements over the last few decades while new systemic therapies, including immunotherapies, show promise as potentially effective […]

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Surgical Options for Malignant Mesothelioma: A Single-Center Experience.

The Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018 June 5 [Link] Kang SR, Bok JS, Lee GD, Choi SH, Kim HR, Kim DK, Park SI, Kim YH Abstract BACKGROUND: We investigated the surgical outcomes of patients who underwent therapeutic surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) at a single center. METHODS: A retrospective review of […]

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Recurrence of Pericardial Mesothelioma Affecting the Myocardium after Pericardial Resection.

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2018 May 21 [Link] Rodríguez M, Mallidi HR, da Silva A, Bueno R Abstract Primary pericardial mesothelioma represents less than 1% of all malignant mesotheliomas. These tumors are very rare, difficult to diagnose and with poor response to stablished treatments. Common clinical presentations include constrictive symptoms, cardiac tamponade and cardiac […]

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A Phase I Trial of Surgical Resection and Intraoperative Hyperthermic Cisplatin and Gemcitabine for Pleural Mesothelioma

Journal of Thoracic Oncology 2018 May 3 [Link] Burt BM, Richards WG, Lee HS, Bartel S, Dasilva MC, Gill RR, Jaklitsch MT, Johnson BE, Swanson SJ, Bueno R, Sugarbaker DJ Abstract INTRODUCTION: The primary objective of this single-institution Phase I clinical trial was to establish the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of gemcitabine added to cisplatin […]

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Facility volume and postoperative outcomes for malignant pleural mesothelioma: A National Cancer Data Base analysis

Lung Cancer June 2018 [Link] Verma V, Ahern CA, Berlind CG, Lindsay WD, Grover S, Culligan MJ, Friedberg JS, Simone CB Abstract PURPOSE: This study of a large, contemporary national database evaluated postoperative outcomes and overall survival (OS) for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) by facility volume. METHODS: The National Cancer Database was queried for newly-diagnosed […]

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Multicystic mesothelioma: Operative and long-term outcomes with cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intra peritoneal chemotherapy.

European journal of surgical oncology [Link] Nizri E, Baratti D, Guaglio M, Sinukumar S, Cabras A, Kusamura S, Deraco M Abstract BACKGROUND: Multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma (MCPM) is an extremely rare disease with 40-50% rate of recurrence after surgical debulking. Due to the recurrent nature of the disease, the option of cytoreductive surgery combined with hyperthermic […]

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Video-assisted thoracoscopic PlasmaJet ablation for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Journal of visualized surgery 2018 March [Link] Perikleous P, Asadi N, Anikin V Abstract The role of surgery in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) remains debatable; nonetheless the relative advantages of different surgical approaches are frequently reassessed and reconsidered. While extensive operations and longer recovery periods can be justified for a group of carefully selected patients, […]

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Poor Prognostic Factors in Patients with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Classified as Pathological Stage IB According to the Eighth Edition TNM Classification

Annals of Surgical Oncology 2018 April 3 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Takuwa T, Hashimoto M, Kuroda A, Nakamura A, Nakamichi T, Fukuda A, Matsumoto S, Kondo N, Hasegawa S Abstract INTRODUCTION: The change in TNM classification of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) between the seventh and eighth edition classifications has resulted in the downstaging of […]

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Non-incisional pleurectomy-decortication for malignant pleural mesothelioma

Surgery Today 2018 February [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Tanaka F Abstract Pleurectomy-decortication (P/D) is lung-sparing surgery with curative intent for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Visceral pleurectomy is the most challenging step in this procedure. At the beginning of pleurectomy, a sharp pleural incision through the tumor is usually made to create the dissection plane […]

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Stem Cells Application in Thoracic Surgery: Current Perspective and Future Directions

Advances is Experimental Medicine and Biology 2018 March [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Petrella F, Spaggiari L Abstract Two main fields of clinical applications of stem cells in thoracic surgery have been explored: (a) regenerative medicine, that is a branch of translational research in tissue engineering and molecular biology dealing with the replacement, engineering or […]

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