Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2015 Summer [Link]

Opitz I, Weder W.


One particular approach of multimodality treatment for mesothelioma is induction therapy followed by surgery. Among its several advantages, the most important is downstaging of the tumor into a resectable stage, although morbidity and mortality might be increased. In this article we review the principles and outcome of different modalities for induction treatment of mesothelioma.