Malignant pleural mesothelioma. Multivariate analysis of prognostic factors on 113 patients.

@article{Fusco1993MalignantPM,
  title={Malignant pleural mesothelioma. Multivariate analysis of prognostic factors on 113 patients.},
  author={Vittorio Fusco and Andrea Ardizzoni and Fabrizio Merlo and A Cinquegrana and B Faravelli and Massimiliano De Palma and Luciana Chessa and Guido Nicol{\`o} and Massimo Serra and A Capaccio},
  journal={Anticancer research},
  year={1993},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={683-9}
}
We report on clinical features of 113 cases of pathologically confirmed Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma, observed in Genoa (Italy) between 1979 and 1985. Overall median survival was 10 months. Among the pretreatment variables studied (age, sex, asbestos exposure, pathological type, chest pain and dyspnea at the time of diagnosis), the only one of prognostic value in the univariate analysis was the histological subtype: median survivals were 12, 7 and 4 months for the patients in the epithelial… CONTINUE READING