The Lancet Oncology 2021 January 12 [Link] B C John Cho, Laura Donahoe, Penelope A Bradbury, Natasha Leighl, Shaf Keshavjee, Andrew Hope, Prodipto Pal, Michael Cabanero, Kasia Czarnecka, Karen McRae, Ming-Sound Tsao, Marc de Perrot Abstract Background: A novel approach for managing malignant pleural mesothelioma, surgery for mesothelioma after radiotherapy (SMART), consisting of a short…

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Rozhledy V Chirurgii Fall 2020 [Link] M Szkorupa, D Klos, J Chudacek, J Hanuliak, M Stasek, O Fischer, R Lemstrov√° Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is one of the most aggressive malignancies with a very poor prognosis. Multimodal treatment consisting of three modalities – chemotherapy, radiotherapy and cytoreductive surgery is optimal. The use of new therapeutic…

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Translational Lung Cancer Research 2018 April 7 [Link] Badiyan SN, Molitoris JK, Zhu M, Glass E, Diwanji T, Simone CB Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare disease with a poor prognosis. Surgical techniques have made incremental improvements over the last few decades while new systemic therapies, including immunotherapies, show promise as potentially effective…

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The Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018 June 5 [Link] Kang SR, Bok JS, Lee GD, Choi SH, Kim HR, Kim DK, Park SI, Kim YH Abstract BACKGROUND: We investigated the surgical outcomes of patients who underwent therapeutic surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) at a single center. METHODS: A retrospective review of…

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Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018 January [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Miyazaki T, Yamasaki N, Tsuchiya T, Matsumoto K, Kamohara R, Hatachi G, Nagayasu T Abstract PURPOSE: This study was performed to compare the outcome of pleurectomy/decortication (P/D) with that of extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). METHODS: Patients…

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Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery 2017 May [Link] Kostron A, Friess M, Inci I, Hillinger S, Schneiter D, Gelpke H, Stahel R, Seifert B, Weder W, Opitz I Abstract OBJECTIVES: The objective of this retrospective study was to assess perioperative outcomes, overall survival and freedom from recurrence after induction chemotherapy followed by extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP)…

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Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer 2017 March [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Tanaka T, Morishita S, Hashimoto M, Itani Y, Mabuchi S, Kodama N, Hasegawa S, Domen K Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare cancer that affects the thin cell wall lining of internal organs and structures. Studies have shown that…

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Respirology Case Reports 2016 July 4 [Link] Hayakawa T1, Tajima S2, Takanashi Y1, Takahashi T1, Neyatani H1, Funai K Abstract A case of sarcomatoid malignant pleural mesothelioma showing extremely rare growth pattern is described. A 63-year-old man presented to our hospital with left pleural effusion. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest showed diffusely…

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