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Surgery or surgeries used in the treatment of malignant mesothelioma.

First-ever Abscopal Effect after Palliative Radiotherapy and Immuno-gene Therapy for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.

Cureus 2019 February 20 [Link] Barsky AR, Cengel KA, Katz SI, Sterman DH, Simone CB Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a highly aggressive disease, with few, if any, curative interventions. While there is growing interest in using immunotherapy and immuno-gene therapy to treat MPM, very limited data currently exist for combining these modalities with […]

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Pathological evaluation of the visceral pleura in the radical pleurectomy/decortication for malignant pleural mesothelioma patients.

Journal of Thoracic Disease 2019 March [Link] Kobayashi M, Ishibashi H, Takasaki C, Imai S, Kirimura S, Okubo K Abstract BACKGROUND: Radical pleurectomy/decortication (P/D) is applied as a surgical treatment of resectable malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Although P/D removed visceral pleura, dissection plain was not histologically explored previously. We examined a pathological evaluation of surgically […]

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Extra-pleural pneumonectomy.

Journal of Thoracic Disease 2019 March [Link] Duranti L, Pardolesi A, Bertolaccini L, Tavecchio L, Scanagatta P, Rolli L, Pastorino U Abstract The extra-pleural pneumonectomy (EPP) is a standardised surgical procedure born for pleural tuberculosis and later used in pleural cancer treatment, especially in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). This systematic review aimed to focus on […]

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Management of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma in the Elderly Population.

Annals of Surgical Oncology 2019 April 22 [Link] Verma V, Wegner RE, Ludmir EB, Hasan S, Colonias A, Grover S, Friedberg JS, Simone CB 2nd Abstract BACKGROUND: The median age at diagnosis for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is approximately 72 years. Elderly patients pose unique management challenges because of the increased risk of therapy-related toxicities and […]

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Extra-pleural pneumonectomy in the era of image-guided intensity-modulated radiotherapy.

La Radiologia Medica 2019 April 8 [Link] Trovo M, Franceschini D, Furlan C, Pietrobon F, Vagge S, Farina E, Revelant A, Visani L, Maragna V, Parisi G, Scotti V Abstract PURPOSE: To assess the outcome of malignant pleural mesothelioma patients treated with extra-pleural pneumonectomy (EPP) and adjuvant radiotherapy (RT), using the most advanced radiotherapeutic techniques, […]

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Ten-year experience with peritoneal mesothelioma.

Journal of B.U.O.N 2019 January-February [Link] Kyziridis D, Hristakis C, Kalakonas A, Vaikos D, Pallas N, Karamveri C, Kyriakopoulos V, Tentes AA Abstract PURPOSE: Peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare disease that remains confined to the peritoneal surfaces for long. Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) combined with hyperthermic intraoperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is the most effective treatment and […]

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Tomotherapy in malignant mesothelioma: a planning study to establish dose constraints.

Strahlentherapie and Onkologie 2019 March 26 [Link] Leitzen C, Wilhelm-Buchstab T, Stumpf S, Heimann M, Koch D, Schmeel C, Simon B, Vornholt S, Garbe S, Röhner F2, Schoroth F, Schild HH, Schüller H, Müdder T Abstract PURPOSE: A planning study was performed for helical tomotherapy treatment. We evaluated the maximum achievable protection of organs at risk […]

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Hyperthermic Intrathoracic Chemotherapy (HITHOC) for Pleural Malignancies-Experience from Indian Centers.

Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 February [Link] Patel MD, Damodaran D, Rangole A, Shaikh S, Shah K, Bagwade R, Bhatt A Abstract Hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy (HITHOC) has been used in addition to radical surgery for primary and secondary pleural malignancies to improve local control, prolong survival, and improve the quality of life. This study was […]

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Prolonged post-recurrence survival following pleurectomy/decortication for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Oncology Letters 2019 March [Link] Kai Y, Tsutani Y, Tsubokawa N, Ito M, Mimura T, Miyata Y, Okada M Abstract The present study analyzed surgical results in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) who underwent extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) or pleurectomy/decortication (P/D). Data for 44 patients who achieved macroscopic complete resection following neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by […]

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The Role of Adjuvant Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Pleural Mesothelioma.

Annals of Surgical Oncology 2019 February 24 [Link] Lewis GD, Dalwadi SM, Farach A, Brian Butler E, Teh BS Abstract BACKGROUND: Pleural mesothelioma is a rare but aggressive form of cancer. Local recurrence represents the majority of treatment failures and overall survival (OS) outcomes remain dismal. Adding locoregional treatment with radiotherapy after surgical resection has […]

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