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Surgery for pleural mesothelioma, when it is indicated and why: arguments against surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Translational Lung Cancer Research 2020 February [Link] Woodard GA, Jablons DM Abstract Extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) and pleurectomy decortication (PD) are radical operations for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) that remain controversial among thoracic surgeons. There is a lack of randomized evidence to support a survival benefit when major surgical resection is included in multi-modality treatment regimens. […]

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Routine surveillance for diagnosis of venous thromboembolism after pleurectomy for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2020 January 30 [Link] De León LE, Bravo-Iñiguez CE, Fox S, Tarascio J, Freyaldenhoven S, Lapidot M, Jaklitsch MT, Bueno R Abstract OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of venous thromboembolism and utility of a routine surveillance program in patients undergoing surgery for […]

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Disease-Related Outcomes and Toxicities of Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy Following Lung-Sparing Pleurectomy for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: A Systematic Review.

Practical Radiation Oncology 2020 February 20 [Link] Patel R, Ludmir EB, Miccio JA, Menon H, Barsky AR, Mesko SM, Kodali M, Lautenschlaeger T, Adeberg S, Simone CB 2nd, Verma V Abstract PURPOSE: To explore the use of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) after lung-sparing surgery in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Because severe toxicities have been documented following […]

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Impressive clinical response to anti-PD-1 therapy in epithelioid mesothelioma with high clonal PD-L1 expression and EML4-ALK rearrangement.

Lung Cancer 2020 February 14 [Link] Bronte G, Delmonte A, Burgio MA, Verlicchi A, Puccetti M, Bravaccini S, Cravero P, Tumedei MM, Diano D, Rossi G, Ulivi P, Martinelli G, Crinò L Abstract OBJECTIVES: Treatment options for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) are limited but some studies on immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) in MPM have reported […]

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Clinical outcomes with recurrence after pleurectomy/decortication for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2020 January 16 [Link] Nakamura A1, Takuwa T2, Hashimoto M2, Kuroda A2, Nakamichi T2, Matsumoto S2, Kondo N2, Kijima T3, Yamakado K4, Hasegawa S2. Abstract BACKGROUND: Most patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma experience recurrence following treatment. However, no clinical studies have evaluated post-recurrence survival after pleurectomy/decortication for malignant pleural mesothelioma. This […]

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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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