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Diaphragm and lung-preserving surgery with hyperthermic chemotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma: A 10-year experience

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Proton Therapy for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: A Three Case Series Describing the Clinical and Dosimetric Advantages of Proton-Based Therapy

Cureus 2017 September [Link] Lee H, Zeng J, Bowen SR, Rengan R Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a malignancy of the pleural cavity that typically presents at an advanced stage. Due to its large, circumferential clinical target volume (CTV) and proximity to major structures, including the heart and contralateral lung, delivering hemithoracic intensity-modulated radiotherapy […]

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High dose irradiation after pleurectomy/decortication or biopsy for pleural mesothelioma treatment

Cancer Radiotherapie 2017 November [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Parisi E, et. al. Abstract PURPOSE: The role played by radiation therapy after pleurectomy/decortication or surgical biopsy in malignant pleural mesothelioma is uncertain. We treated patients with accelerated hypofractionated radiotherapy using helical tomotherapy and intensity-modulated arc therapy in an attempt to keep lung toxicity to a […]

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Efficacy of Cell-Free and Concentrated Ascites Reinfusion Therapy for Palliative Care in a Patient with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: A Case Report

Journal of Nippon Medical School 2017 [Link] Hisakane K, Ohmatsu H, Umemura S, Kirita K, Matsumoto S, Yoh K, Niho S, Goto K Abstract Cell-free and concentrated ascites reinfusion therapy (CART) is recognized as a useful treatment to improve the symptoms caused by refractory ascites. Recently, a few clinical studies have reported the effects of […]

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Video assisted thoracoscopic and open chest surgery in diagnosis and treatment of malignant pleural diseases

Journal of Visualized Surgery 2017 June 22 [Link] Perikleous P, Waller DA Abstract Parenchymal cancers of lung, breast, gastrointestinal tract and ovaries as well as lymphomas and mesotheliomas are among the most common cancer types causing malignant effusions, though almost all tumour types have been reported to cause a malignant effusion. The prognosis heavily depends […]

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Extended pleurectomy decortication for malignant pleural mesothelioma in the elderly: the need for an inclusive yet selective approach

Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery 2017 November [Link] Sharkey AJ, Bilancia R1, Tenconi S2, Nakas A1, Waller DA Abstract OBJECTIVES: The median age at diagnosis of patients with pleural mesothelioma in the UK is 73 years. Recent series have shown the feasibility of extended pleurectomy decortication in the elderly, but with continuing debate about the efficacy […]

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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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