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Surgery or surgeries used in the treatment of malignant mesothelioma.

Localized Biphasic Malignant Mesothelioma Presenting as a Giant Pelvic Wall Mass: A Rare Case Report and Literature Review

BMC Medical Imaging 2020 May 6 [Link] Yunsong Liu, Jingjun Wu, Ying Zhao, Pengxin Zhang, Zhengyu Hua, Wan Dong, Tao Lin, Ailian Liu Abstract Background: Localized biphasic MPeM is rare in clinical practice, we reviewed 8 cases of localized biphasic MPeM (including our present case), and summarized the clinical and imaging features of the disease. […]

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Treatment patterns among patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma: An Italian, population-based nationwide study.

Thoracic Cancer 2020 May 4 [Link] Trama A, Proto C, Signorelli D, Garassino MC, Lo Russo G, Ganzinelli M, Prelaj A, Mensi C, Gangemi M, Gennaro V, Chellini E, Caldarella A, Angelillo IF, Ascoli V, Pascucci C, Tagliabue G, Cusimano R, Bella F, Falcini F, Merler E, Masanotti G, Ziino A, Michiara M, Gola G, […]

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Surgery for Mesothelioma After Radiation Therapy (SMART); A Single Institution Experience.

Frontiers in Oncology 2020 March 24 [Link] Breen WG, Garces YI, Olivier KR, Park SS, Merrell KW, Nichols FC, Peikert TD, Molina JR, Mansfield AS, Roden AC, Blackmon SH, Wigle DA Abstract Background: The optimal treatment sequence for localized malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is controversial. We aimed to assess outcomes and toxicities of treating localized […]

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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 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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