The role of extrapleural pneumonectomy in malignant pleural mesothelioma. A Lung Cancer Study Group trial.

@article{Rusch1991TheRO,
  title={The role of extrapleural pneumonectomy in malignant pleural mesothelioma. A Lung Cancer Study Group trial.},
  author={Valerie Rusch and Steven Piantadosi and E. Carmack Holmes},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1991},
  volume={102 1},
  pages={1-9}
}
Malignant pleural mesothelioma is usually a fatal cancer for which operation has been the mainstay of treatment because chemotherapy and radiation are relatively ineffective. The choice of operation for malignant pleural mesothelioma remains controversial. Extrapleural pneumonectomy has been advocated because it allows complete removal of gross tumor and can be associated with long-term survival. To evaluate extrapleural pneumonectomy, we conducted a prospective multiinstitutional trial in… CONTINUE READING

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