Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: A Comprehensive Review

Phase III study of pemetrexed in combination with cisplatin versus cisplatin alone in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. Malignant pleural mesothelioma ….

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Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: A Comprehensive Review, contents:

  • Clinical Presentation
  • Diagnosis
  • Staging
  • Treatment
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopy
  • Pleurectomy/Decortication
  • Extrapleural Pneumonectomy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Multimodality Therapy

Malignant mesothelioma continues to be a difficult disease to treat. Maintaining a high index of suspicion may result in an earlier diagnosis and a more successful treatment outcome. The overall outlook for the treatment of this disease has improved with the emergence of newer therapies. Several new agents are currently under active investigation and hold promise to further improve treatment outcomes. Results of currently ongoing clinical trials are anxiously awaited. In fact, survival for patients with MPM is now generally greater than for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.

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