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Surgery or surgeries used in the treatment of malignant mesothelioma.

Systematic review of quality of life following pleurectomy decortication and extrapleural pneumonectomy for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

BMC Cancer 2018 November 29 [Link] Schwartz RM, Lieberman-Cribbin W, Wolf A, Flores RM, Taioli E Abstract BACKGROUND: Few studies have focused on quality of life (QoL) after treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). There are still questions as to which surgical procedure, extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) or pleurectomy decortication (P/D) is most effective and results […]

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A randomized phase II study of pleurectomy/decortication preceded or followed by (neo-)adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with early stage malignant pleural mesothelioma (EORTC 1205).

Translational Lung Cancer Research 2018 October [Link] Raskin J, Surmont V, Cornelissen R, Baas P, van Schil PEY, van Meerbeeck JP Abstract Radical multimodality treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is controversial, with intense debate (but lack of data) about which surgical procedure to perform [extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) or pleurectomy/decortication (PD)], if any. In order […]

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Real-life treatment practice for malignant pleural mesothelioma in Belgium.

Lung Cancer 2018 November [Link] Rosskamp M, Macq G, Nackaerts K, Praet M, Van Eycken L, Van Meerbeeck JP, De Schutter H Abstract OBJECTIVES: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and aggressive cancer, for which treatment is often limited to palliative combination chemotherapy. Multimodality-therapy, including radical surgery, is largely restricted to clinical trials, leaving […]

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Multimodality treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma.

F1000Research 2018 October 22 [Link] Berzenji L, Van Schil P Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare disease of the pleura and is largely related to asbestos exposure. Despite recent advancements in technologies and a greater understanding of the disease, the prognosis of MPM remains poor; the median overall survival rate is about 6 […]

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Differential Survival characteristics of sarcomatoid subtype biphasic pleural mesothelioma.

Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2018 October 30 [Link] Harling L, Kolokotroni SM, Nair A, Smelt J, King J, Routledge T, Spicer J, Ng W, Bille A Abstract BACKGROUND: Biphasic mesothelioma (BPM) accounts for approximately 10% of all pleural mesothelioma. Our aim was to assess the clinical, radiological and pathological factors impacting survival in BPM and […]

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Updated meta-analysis of survival after extrapleural pneumonectomy versus pleurectomy/decortication in mesothelioma.

General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018 October 29 [Link] Magouliotis DE, Tasiopoulou VS, Athanassiadi K Abstract OBJECTIVE: We reviewed the available literature on patients with MPM undergoing either extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) or pleurectomy/decortication (P/D). METHODS: Original research studies that evaluated long-term outcomes of P/D versus EPP were identified, from January 1990 to July 2018. The […]

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Prediction modelling using routine clinical parameters to stratify survival in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma patients undergoing cytoreductive surgery.

Journal of Thoracic Oncology 2018 October 23 [Link] Harris EJ, Kao S, McCaughan B, Nakano T, Kondo N, Hyland R, Nowak AK, de Klerk NH, Brims FJ Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM) is an uncommon cancer with a poor prognosis and heterogeneous survival. Surgery for MPM is offered in some specialist centres to highly […]

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Short-term outcomes of pleurectomy decortication and extrapleural pneumonectomy in mesothelioma.

Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 October 7 [Link] van Gerwen M, Wolf A, Liu B, Flores R, Taioli E Abstract BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: We evaluated postoperative mortality and complications after extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) and pleurectomy decortication (P/D) to better understand their effectiveness in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). METHODS: A meta-analysis was done to evaluate 30-day mortality and […]

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Moderately Hypofractionated Helical IMRT, FDG-PET/CT-guided, for Progressive Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma in Patients With Intact Lungs.

Clinical Lung Cancer 2018 September 3 [Link] Fodor A, Broggi S, Incerti E, Dell’Oca I, Fiorino C, Samanes Gajate AM, Pasetti M, Cattaneo MG, Passoni P, Gianolli L, Calandrino R, Picchio M,

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Moderately Hypofractionated Helical IMRT, FDG-PET/CT-guided, for Progressive Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma in Patients With Intact Lungs.

Clinical Lung Cancer 2018 September 3 [Link] Fodor A1, Broggi S2, Incerti E3, Dell’Oca I4, Fiorino C2, Samanes Gajate AM3, Pasetti M4, Cattaneo MG2, Passoni P4, Gianolli L3, Calandrino R2, Picchio M, Di Mu Abstract INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to present the outcomes of moderately hypofractionated helical intensity-modulated radiation therapy (HT) with/without […]

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