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Surgery or surgeries used in the treatment of malignant mesothelioma.

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 and surgical outcomes of patients with peritoneal mesothelioma discussed at a monthly national multidisciplinary team video-conference meeting.

BJS Open 2020 January 30 [Link] Brandl A, Westbrook S, Nunn S, Arbuthnot-Smith E, Mulsow J, Youssef H, Carr N, Tzivanakis A, Dayal S, Mohamed F, Moran BJ, Cecil T Abstract BACKGROUND: Peritoneal mesothelioma (PM) is a rare primary neoplasm of the peritoneum with an increasing incidence worldwide. Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy […]

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Indications for hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy with cytoreductive surgery: a systematic review.

European Journal of Cancer 2020 January 24 [Link] Auer RC, Sivajohanathan D, Biagi J, Conner J, Kennedy E, May T Abstract The purpose of the present review was to describe evidence-based indications for hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), with cytoreductive surgery (CRS), in patients with a diagnosis of mesothelioma, appendiceal (including appendiceal mucinous neoplasm), colorectal, gastric, […]

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Clinical feature of diagnostic challenging cases for pleural biopsy in patient with malignant pleural mesothelioma.

General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2020 January 24 [Link] Hashimoto M, Sato A, Kuroda A, Nakamura A, Nakamichi T, Kondo N, Yuki M, Nabeshima K, Tsujimura T, Hasegawa S Abstract OBJECTIVE: Pleural biopsy through video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS pleural biopsy) is the most reliable diagnostic procedure for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). However, definitive diagnosis of […]

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What is the Optimal Preoperative Imaging Modality for Assessing Peritoneal Cancer Index? An Analysis From the United States HIPEC Collaborative.

Clinical Colorectal Cancer 2019 December 12 [Link] Lee RM, Zaidi MY, Gamboa AC, Speegle S, Kimbrough CW, Cloyd JM, Leiting JL, Grotz TE, Lee A4, Fournier KF, Powers BD, Dineen SP, Baumgartner J, Veerapong J, Clarke CN, Sussman JJ, Patel S, Hendrix RJ, Lambert LA, Vande Walle KA, Abbott DE, LaRocca CJ, Raoof M, Fackche […]

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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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Long-term results of laparoscopic cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC for the curative treatment of low-grade pseudomyxoma peritonei and multicystic mesothelioma.

Surgical Endoscopy 2019 December 2 [Link] Mercier F, Jeremie G, Alyami M, Delphine V, Vahan K, Pascal R, Sylvie I, Guillaume P, Olivier G Abstract BACKGROUND: Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) provide long-term survival for low-grade pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) and multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma (MM). Feasibility of laparoscopic CRS-HIPEC has been reported for […]

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Intraperitoneal delivery of chemotherapeutic agents for the treatment of peritoneal metastases: Current challenges and how to overcome them.

Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery 2019 November 14 [Link] Sugarbaker PH Abstract Introduction: Peritoneal metastases of cancer remains a major cause of an adverse outcome and death following surgical treatment of malignancies that occur within the abdomen and pelvis. The administration of a chemotherapy solution directly into the peritoneal space has been used to improve […]

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