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Surgery as part of radical treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma

Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine 2017 June [Link] Waller DA, Tenconi S Abstract PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the latest developments in surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma both in patient selection, surgical technique, and strategy. RECENT FINDINGS: The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer mesothelioma staging project has produced data to inform the […]

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Successful lung-sparing resection of synchronous pleural mesothelioma and contralateral lung cancer

Surgical Case Reports [Epub May 8] [Link] Imanishi N, Nabe Y, Takenaka M, Chikaishi Y, Kuroda K, Noguchi 2, Yatera K, Tanaka F Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an uncommon malignant tumor, and its synchronous occurrence with primary lung cancer is extremely rare. Here, we report the first surgical case of synchronous MPM […]

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Induction chemotherapy, extrapleural pneumonectomy and adjuvant radiotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma

European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery 2017 May [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Casiraghi M, Maisonneuve P, Brambilla D, Solli P, Galetta D, Petrella F, Piperno G, De Marinis F, Spaggiari L Abstract OBJECTIVES: While the best approach to malignant pleural mesothelioma has yet to be demonstrated, surgery remains the mainstay of treatment. We analysed a […]

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Propensity matched comparison of extrapleural pneumonectomy and pleurectomy/decortication for mesothelioma patients

Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery 2017 May [Link] Kostron A, Friess M, Inci I, Hillinger S, Schneiter D, Gelpke H, Stahel R, Seifert B, Weder W, Opitz I Abstract OBJECTIVES: The objective of this retrospective study was to assess perioperative outcomes, overall survival and freedom from recurrence after induction chemotherapy followed by extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) […]

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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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Radiation therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma

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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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The evolution of the diminishing role of extrapleural pneumonectomy in the surgical management of malignant pleural mesothelioma

Onco Targets and Therapy 2016 November [Link] Azzouqa AG, Stevenson JP Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an uncommon and aggressive thoracic malignancy that is rarely curable, even when multimodality therapy is used. Systemic chemotherapy is the primary treatment for the majority of patients with this disease; however, surgical resection may benefit a subset of patients […]

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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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A Case of Solitary Well-Differentiated Papillary Mesothelioma with Invasive Foci in the Pleura

Pathology International 2016 November 25 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Shimizu S, Yoon HE, Ito N, Tsuji T, Funakoshi Y, Utsumi T, Sakaguchi M, Tsujimura T, Kasai T, Hiroshima K, Matsumura A Abstract Well-differentiated papillary mesothelioma (WDPM) is a rare, distinct tumor consisting of mesothelial cells with a papillary architecture, bland cytological features, and a […]

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