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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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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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Multiple intracranial metastases from postoperative giant sarcomatoid malignant pleural mesothelioma: A case report and literature review

Molecular and Clinical Oncology 2018 January [Epub 2017 November 8] [Link] Tian D, Wen H, Brown HE, Wang X, Zhang L, Fu M Abstract Sarcomatoid malignant pleural mesothelioma (SMPM) is a rare tumor with poor response to treatment and a dismal prognosis. Distant metastases are not uncommon and usually appear at the late stages of […]

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Is Pleurectomy/Decortication Superior to Extrapleural Pneumonectomy for Patients with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma? A Single-Institutional Experience

Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018 January [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Miyazaki T, Yamasaki N, Tsuchiya T, Matsumoto K, Kamohara R, Hatachi G, Nagayasu T Abstract PURPOSE: This study was performed to compare the outcome of pleurectomy/decortication (P/D) with that of extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). METHODS: Patients […]

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Malign pleural mesothelioma – so far an undefeated tumor

Vnitrni lekarstvi 2018 [Link] Kolek V. Abstract Malign pleural mesothelioma is the most frequent primary tumor of the pleura of high aggressiveness. Its most frequent cause is contact with asbestos and, although working with asbestos is already prohibited in developed countries, its incidence is on the increase so far. Diagnostics primarily considers anamnesis, clinical symptoms […]

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Radical multimodality therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma

The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018 January 8 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Abdel-Rahman O, Elsayed Z, Mohamed H, Eltobgy M Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an almost always fatal tumour, for which palliative platinum-based chemotherapy is currently the standard treatment. Multimodal therapeutic strategies incorporating surgery, radiation therapy or photodynamic therapy and chemotherapy […]

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Proton Therapy for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: A Three Case Series Describing the Clinical and Dosimetric Advantages of Proton-Based Therapy

Cureus 2017 September [Link] Lee H, Zeng J, Bowen SR, Rengan R Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a malignancy of the pleural cavity that typically presents at an advanced stage. Due to its large, circumferential clinical target volume (CTV) and proximity to major structures, including the heart and contralateral lung, delivering hemithoracic intensity-modulated radiotherapy […]

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Video assisted thoracoscopic and open chest surgery in diagnosis and treatment of malignant pleural diseases

Journal of Visualized Surgery 2017 June 22 [Link] Perikleous P, Waller DA Abstract Parenchymal cancers of lung, breast, gastrointestinal tract and ovaries as well as lymphomas and mesotheliomas are among the most common cancer types causing malignant effusions, though almost all tumour types have been reported to cause a malignant effusion. The prognosis heavily depends […]

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Treatment for recurrence after extrapleural pneumonectomy for malignant pleural mesothelioma: A single institution experience

Thoracic Cancer 2013 February [Link] Okamoto T, Yano T, Haro A, Yoshida T, Kohno M, Maehara Y Abstract BACKGROUND:   Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a relatively rare, aggressive neoplasm associated with asbestos exposure. Extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) is often performed for resectable MPM as part of a multidisciplinary treatment; however, available data on treatments for […]

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