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Posterior Intercostal Lymph Nodes Double Recurrence and Death Risk in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2019 October 18 [Link] Friedberg JS, Simone CB 2nd, Culligan MJ, Putt ME, Barsky AR, Katz S, Cengel KA Abstract BACKGROUND: Posterior intercostal lymph nodes, previously undescribed for cancer staging, are part of the lymphatic drainage of the pleural space. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact […]

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Types of surgery post-neoadjuvant chemotherapy for pleural mesothelioma.

Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine 2019 October 9 [Link] Kuribayashi K, Doi H, Kijima T Abstract Introduction: The surgical arm of the Mesothelioma and Radical Surgery (MARS) trial involved a multimodal approach, with combined therapy consisting of chemotherapy, complete gross resection, and radiation therapy. However, the MARS trial did not compare surgery with chemotherapy, and […]

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Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy After Lung Sparing Surgery for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: A Single Institution Experience.

Clinical Lung Cancer 2019 September 5 [Link] Franceschini D, De Rose F, Cozzi S, Renna I, Franzese C, Di Brina L, Navarria P, D’Agostino GR, Mancosu P, Tomatis S, Scorsetti M Abstract INTRODUCTION: We investigated the possible role of volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) in the setting of adjuvant treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) […]

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Pleurectomy/decortication and hyperthermic intrathoracic chemoperfusion using cisplatin and doxorubicin for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Journal of Thoracic Disease 2019 May [Link] Klotz LV, Lindner M, Eichhorn ME, Grützner U, Koch I, Winter H, Kauke T, Duell T, Hatz RA Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive malignancy with few long-term survivors. Despite the dismal prognosis, hyperthermic intrathoracic chemoperfusion (HITHOC) was shown to improve survival in a selective […]

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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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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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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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