Malignant pleural mesothelioma: clinicopathologic and survival characteristics in a consecutive series of 394 patients.

@article{Borasio2008MalignantPM,
  title={Malignant pleural mesothelioma: clinicopathologic and survival characteristics in a consecutive series of 394 patients.},
  author={Piero Borasio and Alfredo Berruti and Andrea Bill{\'e} and Paolo Olivo Lausi and Matteo Giaj Levra and Roberto Giardino and Francesco Ardissone},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={307-13}
}
OBJECTIVE Treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) remains disappointing, although recent reports suggest that multimodality therapy including surgery may provide a significant survival benefit. The aims of this single institution study were: to investigate clinicopathologic characteristics and potential prognostic factors in MPM patients, and to ascertain whether surgery followed by adjuvant therapy had an independent prognostic role. METHODS Retrospective review of a prospectively… CONTINUE READING
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