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Influence of Pleurectomy and Decortication in Health-Related Quality of Life Among Patients with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.

World Journal of Surgery 2017 September [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Vigneswaran WT, Kircheva DY, Rodrigues AE, Watson S, Celauro AD, Rose B, Kindler HL, Husain AN Abstract BACKGROUND: Complete macroscopic resection surgery, pleurectomy and decortication (PD) improve survival in selected patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Yet its value has been questioned because of […]

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Soluble Mesothelin-Related Peptides to Monitor Recurrence After Resection of Pleural Mesothelioma

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The role of radical radiotherapy in the management of malignant pleural mesothelioma: A systematic review

Radiotherapy and Oncology 2017 August [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Ashton M1, O’Rourke N2, Currie S2, Rimner A3, Chalmers A Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a devastating disease with limited treatment options and a dismal prognosis. Attempts to employ radical radiotherapy in this disease have been limited by the complex shape of the pleura […]

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Malignant pleural mesothelioma – Pleural cavity irradiation after decortication with helical tomotherapy

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy 2017 September [Epub 2017 August 11] [Link] Harrabi SB, Koerber SA, Adeberg S, Katayama S, Herfarth K, Debus J, Sterzing F Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and aggressive disease that poses a treatment challenge in spite of recent technical developments. The aim of this retrospective […]

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National Cancer Data Base Report on Pneumonectomy Versus Lung-Sparing Surgery for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Journal of Thoracic Oncology 2017 August 23 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Verma V, Ahern CA, Berlind CG, Lindsay WD, Sharma S, Shabason J, Culligan MJ, Grover S, Friedberg JS, Simone CB Abstract INTRODUCTION: Controversy exists regarding the optimal surgical technique for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). We evaluated national practice patterns and outcomes of MPM […]

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Tumour suppressor microRNAs contribute to the regulation of PD-L1 expression in malignant pleural mesothelioma

Journal of Thoracic Oncology 2016 July [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Kao SC, Cheng YY, Williams M, Kirschner MB, Madore J, Lum T, Sarun KH, Linton A, McCaughan B, Klebe S, van Zandwijk N, Scolyer RA, Boyer MJ, Cooper WA, Reid G Abstract INTRODUCTION: The upregulation of PD-L1 is found in many cancers and contributes […]

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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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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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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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