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Surgery or surgeries used in the treatment of malignant mesothelioma.

Pleurectomy-decortication in malignant pleural mesothelioma: are different surgical techniques associated with different outcomes? Results from a multicentre study

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 […]

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Histopathologic features predict survival in diffuse pleural malignant mesothelioma on pleural biopsies

International Journal of Pathology 2017 March 27 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Habougit C, Trombert-Paviot B, Karpathiou G, Casteillo F, Bayle-Bleuez S, Fournel P, Vergnon JM, Tiffet O, Péoc’h M, Forest F Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare tumor with a poor prognosis. The only universally recognized pathological prognostic factor is histopathological subtype with […]

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Intensity modulated radiation therapy after extra-pleural pneumonectomy for malignant pleural mesothelioma is feasible without fatal pulmonary toxicity and provides good survival.

Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology 2017 March 29 [Epub ahead of print] [

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Improved Outcomes with Modern Lung-Sparing Trimodality Therapy in Patients with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.

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 […]

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Physical function and health-related quality of life in patients undergoing surgical treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma

Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer 2017 March [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Tanaka T, Morishita S, Hashimoto M, Itani Y, Mabuchi S, Kodama N, Hasegawa S, Domen K Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare cancer that affects the thin cell wall lining of internal organs and structures. Studies have shown that […]

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Impact of tumour thickness on survival after radical radiation and surgery in malignant pleural mesothelioma

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 […]

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Mesothelioid reaction following talc pleurodesis: a case report.

General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2017 March [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Faynberg T, Patel N, Nayar AP, Shienbaum AJ Abstract INTRODUCTION: Talc pleurodesis is a well-established procedure performed to obliterate the pleural space to prevent recurrent pleural effusion and/or recurrent pneumothorax. Pleurodesis is commonly accomplished by draining the pleural fluid, if present, followed by […]

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Is less also better? A single-institution experience on treatment of early stage Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.

European Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 February [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Bertoglio P1, Ambrogi MC, Chella A, Aprile V, Dini P, Korasidis S, Fanucchi O, Mussi A Abstract OBJECTIVES: No clear evidence of which surgical procedure should be performed for early stage mesothelioma is available to date. We analyzed our 10-year experience in the […]

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The Controlling Nutritional Status Score Is a Significant Independent Predictor of Poor Prognosis in Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Clinical Lung Cancer 2017 February [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Takamori S, Toyokawa G, Taguchi K, Edagawa M, Shimamatsu S, Toyozawa R, Nosaki K, Seto T, Hirai F, Yamaguchi M, Shoji F, Okamoto T, Takenoyama M, Ichinose Y Abstract NTRODUCTION: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a devastating neoplasm; however, some patients exhibit a good response […]

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Amount of Epithelioid Differentiation Is a Predictor of Survival in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2017 March [Epub 2016 October] [Link] Vigneswaran WT, Kircheva DY, Ananthanarayanan V, Watson S, Arif Q, Celauro AD, Kindler HL, Husain AN Abstract BACKGROUND: Macroscopic complete surgical resection with adjuvant chemotherapy can provide a survival advantage in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Patients with nonepithelioid histology are largely excluded […]

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