Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2006 Mar 13; [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Maruyama R, Sakai M, Nakamura T, Suemitsu R, Okamoto T, Wataya H, Nishiyama K, Kamei T, Ichinose Y. Department of Thoracic Oncology, Kyushu Cancer Center, Fukuoka, Japan. Abstract Malignant pericardial mesothelioma (MPM) is a relatively rare neoplasm in Japan, and no standard…

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Revue des Maladies Respiratoire. 2005 Dec;22(6-C2):49-54. [Link] Jacoulet P. Service de Pneumologie, CHU, Besancon, France. Abstract Chemotherapy is often the only treatment possible for locally advanced or metastatic mesothelioma. This paper recalls which drugs might have therapeutic benefits in this condition and reviews recent studies of chemotherapy or targeted therapy. If the patient cannot be…

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Lung Cancer. 2005 Jul;49 Suppl 1:S49-52. [Link] Steele JP, Klabatsa A, Fennell DA, Pallaska A, Sheaff MT, Evans MT, Shamash J, Rudd RM. Mesothelioma Unit, Department of Medical Oncology, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital and Medical College, London EC1A 7BE, UK. jeremy.steele@bartsandthelondon.nhs.uk Abstract Prognostic factors can help clinicians and patients when deciding a treatment plan. Patients in…

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